Usage Reports

a VPSA Object Storage administrator (zios_admin) can create a report with all billing metering information, and export the data into any billing system used. This report uses the pricing information that you have set as described in the Pricing settings options and in the Creating Policy (ZIOS Admin) wizard.

To create a Usage Report, first select the Usage Reports view in the lef navigation menu (left navigation menu) under System. In the main form select the Account you want to create the report for. (You can also select All to create a report for all accounts). Select the period of time for the report (typically monthly, however custom time range can be selected as well), and click Generate Report.

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A high level summary of the report will be displayed, the report can be exported to JSON or CSV format with finer granularity.

Usage Reports - Exporting a Summary Report

The exported “Summary Report” include a high-level report, with the same granularity as presented in the management GUI.

For the CSV option, the exported report archive include two CSV files:

  1. Report header - the general information for the Object Storage and the account such as:

    • VPSA Object Storage ID

    • VPSA Object Storage name and URL

    • VPSA Object Storage Version

    • Pricing information

    • Reporting interval

  2. Usage Summary - the actual usage report information:

    • Billing units

    • Billing sub-category (incoming_bytes, outgoing_bytes and used capacity)

    • Container & Object count

    • Account information

The JSON option will include all of the above information in a single JSON object.

Usage Reports - Exporting a Detailed Report

The exported “Detailed Report” include a finer resolution report, that can assist the VPSA Object Storage administrator to break down the usage report to its building block during the requested time frame.

For the CSV option, the exported report archive include two CSV files:

  1. Report header - the general information for the Object Storage and the account such as:

    • VPSA Object Storage ID

    • VPSA Object Storage name and URL

    • VPSA Object Storage Version

    • Pricing information

    • Reporting interval

  2. Usage - the actual usage report information, with an hour by hour service breakdown:

    • Billing units

    • Billing sub-category (incoming_bytes, outgoing_bytes and used capacity)

    • Container & Object count

    • Account information

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