View Active Managed Node Meters for Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Microsoft Azure

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Meter Overview

When you purchase Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Microsoft Azure, you agree to an Azure plan that includes a monthly fee and a per Active Managed Node fee. Monthly fees can include a certain number of managed active nodes per month.

Each time you automate against a unique host from Ansible Automation Platform on Azure in a billing cycle it is counted as a managed active node. Each node is only billed once during a billing cycle. That node may be automated against any number of times, but is only ever counted as one node during that billing cycle.

When a managed active node is counted, a meter event is sent to Azure to alert Azure billing of the node. Azure billing then begins to decrement the count of managed active nodes that have been included in the monthly fee mentioned previously. When the count reaches zero, then Azure will start to implement a pay-as-you-go metering model that charges the per-node fee on each metering event.

Meters will only begin to appear in the Azure console when the pay-as-you-go events start. Azure does not currently show metered usage when the count is below what is included in the monthly fee.

View Meters in Azure

  1. Open your Azure Console.
  2. In the search bar in the top center of the screen, search for "Cost Analysis".
  3. Click the "Cost Analysis" icon.
  4. Ensure that the subscription in which you deployed Ansible Automation Platform on Azure is selected.
  5. Remove any other filters that may be set by default.
  6. Click the "Add Filter" button.
  7. From the dropdown list, select "Product" as the filter type.
  8. Select "Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform on Microsoft Azure" as the product.
  9. Select a date range that you want to apply to your view.

If you do not see "Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform" in the product list, or the metered amount returns no results, then no pay-as-you-go meters have been counted for the month. You will still be charged the monthly fee even if meters do not return any results.