Abiquo 3.10 introduces new and improved functionality in the pricing feature:
At any time, users of enterprises with a pricing model can obtain a pricing estimate for deploying the whole virtual appliance by clicking the Estimate button. The button label has the currency code of the pricing model if the user can retrieve their tenant's pricing model. Otherwise the platform will display the default '$' dollar symbol.
The functionality to display a pricing message on deploy is the same as in previous versions. And API users can obtain a pricing message through the API as in previous versions.
To display a breakdown of prices per virtual machine, add the new "%VM_PRICES%" variable to the pricing message.
The variable will create a list of prices for all VMs in the virtual appliance. For example, the VMs here are called m0n0wall and MJ_monowall.
Abiquo 3.10 supports reseller pricing with pricing scope and default base prices per datacenter.
Abiquo controls access to pricing models with scope, according to these rules
When you create a pricing model, first enter the general information.
Then select a private cloud datacenter or a public cloud region and enter the base prices for that datacenter.
Note that you now set a separate price for CPU and RAM when the virtual machine is powered ON or OFF.
You can set a separate price for each datastore tier and external storage tier.
And you can set prices for cost codes for virtual machine templates as before.
After you create an initial pricing model, you can assign it to your resellers. They can view this pricing model with base prices, which are the prices they will pay for datacenter resources. They can then create pricing models for their customers using this pricing model. For full details see the guide to Pricing for Resellers.
If your enterprise has a pricing model assigned, when you create another pricing model, you can increase or decrease existing prices.
When you select the datacenter, Abiquo loads the existing prices and then applies your percentage change. You can accept the new prices or manually enter a price. If you enter a price that is lower than the base price, Abiquo will highlight the price with red text.