Financial Management example allocations

The demo data that is available with the Financial Management application provides examples of cost allocations that you can use to model allocation rules, methods, and metrics.

Allocate by number of servers

This weighted allocation metric allocates to servers based on the server cost.
  • Metric name: Servers by Server cost
  • Type: weighted
Notice the following field values:
  • Weight table is the Server table in the CMDB.
  • Reference to allocate to is the field on the weight table that you are allocating to. In this case, you are allocating to individual servers that are identified by their sys_id.
  • Aggregate takes the value of the Aggregate count field in the weight table, which in this case is Cost.
  • Aggregate count is the cost of each server, which is identified on the server record.
Figure 1. A metric that weights allocations by server cost
A metric that weights allocations by server cost