Plans & Pricing

Overview

Plans & Pricing is where Plans, Prices Sets and Prices are managed. Prices are added to Prices Sets, and Price Sets are added to Plans. Plans include Service Plans, Load Balancer Price Plans, Virtual Image Prices Plans and Snapshot Price Plans. Price sets can be agnostic and available for any Plan, or specific to a Region Code, Cloud or a specific Resource Pool. Prices are configured per Price Type and can be added to Price Set configurations that support the Price Type. Master Tenant Prices can apply to all Tenants or be assigned to a single Tenant.

A set of Service Plans are seeded by Morpheus for private cloud provision types as well as some public clouds. Additional Plans and Prices are synced in for other public clouds when the corresponding cloud types are added to an appliance. Users can create new Service Plans or edit the system seeded Service Plans for Private Cloud types. Service Plans configurations cannot be created or edited for Public Cloud provision types.

Plans

Plans types include Service Plans and Price Plans. Service Plans determine the memory, storage and cores configuration during provisioning and reconfigure.

Service Plans

A set of Service Plans are seeded by Morpheus for private cloud provision types as well as some public clouds. Additional Plans and Prices are synced in for other public clouds when the corresponding cloud types are added to an appliance. Users can create new Service Plans or edit the system-seeded Service Plans for Private Cloud types. Service Plans configurations cannot be created or edited for Public Cloud provision types.

Service Plan Configuration

  1. NAME: The name of the Service Plan in Morpheus

  2. ACTIVE: Inactive Service Plans are not available for selection during provisioning or reconfigure, and new discovered records will not be associated with deactivated Plans. Resources attached to active Plans will continue to be associated if the Plan is deactivated

  3. CODE: A unique identifier for use in Morpheus API and CLI

  4. DISPLAY ORDER: Configures the order in which plans are displayed relative to other plans associated with the same provision type

  5. PROVISION TYPE: Determines the resource Provision Type the Service Plan is available for when provisioning, reconfigures and discovery association.

  6. REGION CODE: (optional) Limits availability of the Service Plan to Clouds with the specified Region Code

  7. STORAGE: The default value of the Root volume (in MB or GB)**

  • CUSTOMIZE ROOT VOLUME Allows the Root Volume size value to be customized during provisioning or reconfigure. Custom Range limits apply.

  • CUSTOMIZE EXTRA VOLUMES Allows the size of additional Volumes to be customized during provisioning or reconfigure. Custom Range limits apply.

  • ADD VOLUMES Allows additional volumes to be added during provisioning or reconfigure.

  1. MEMORY: The amount of memory included with the plan (in MB or GB), when the CUSTOM MEMORY box is marked users can select a memory amount within the custom range configured below

  • CUSTOM MEMORY Allows the Memory value to be customized during provisioning or reconfigure. Custom Range limits apply.

  1. CORE COUNT: The number of virtual CPU cores associated with the plan, when the CUSTOM CORES box is marked users can select a number of cores within the custom range configured below - CUSTOM CORES Allows the CORE COUNT value to be customized during provisioning or reconfigure. Custom Range limits apply.

  2. CORES PER SOCKET Determines core distribution across sockets. CORES PER SOCKET cannot be larger than CORE COUNT, and CORE COUNT must be divisible by CORES PER SOCKET. For example 4 CORES with 2 CORES PER SOCKET means 2 sockets would have 2 cores each assigned. 4 CORES with 1 CORE PER SOCKET would have 4 sockets with 1 core each assigned, and 4 CORES with 4 CORES PER SOCKET would have 1 socket with 4 cores assigned.

  3. CUSTOM RANGES

  • STORAGE Min and Max allowed values allowed when CUSTOMIZE ROOT VOLUME or CUSTOMIZE EXTRA VOLUMES is enabled. Units inherited from the Plans STORAGE: GB/MB setting.

  • MEMORY Min and Max allowed values allowed when CUSTOM MEMORY is enabled. Units inherited from the Plans MEMORY: GB/MB setting.

  • CORES Min and Max allowed values allowed when CUSTOM CORES is enabled.

  1. PRICE SETS In the Price Sets tab, associate Price Sets with the Plan. See Add Price Set(s) to Plan

Tip

** Custom Range storage and memory values units (GB/MB) are inherited from the STORAGE: and MEMORY: GB/MB settings in the same Plan. For example, if STORAGE is configured for for 40 GB, a custom range for Storage would also be in GB.

Create Service Plan

Morpheus offers a few distinct types of service plans, each with different data fields to track and valid price types which can be associated. Price Sets can be added to the plan at the time it’s created so often it makes sense to create the Prices and associate them with Price Sets before creating the plan. Additional instructions for creating Prices and Price Sets are in the next section. With the Price Sets ready, continue with the instructions below to create Price Plans of various types.

  1. Navigate to Administration > Plans & Pricing (/admin/service-plans)

  2. Click the + ADD dropdown and select a Price Plan type

  3. Configure details on the Service Plan on the General tab, the data tracked will depend on the Plan type selected.

  4. On the Price Sets tab, associate all relevant Price Sets with the Plan. See Service Plan Configuration

  5. Click SAVE CHANGES

Add Price Set(s) to Plan

  1. Select a Price Unit to list available Price Sets within that Price Unit. Available Price Sets are filtered to show only those which are relevant for the Plan type you’ve selected

  2. Select a Price Set from the list and click + ADD

  3. Add additional Price Sets if desired (multiple Price Sets can be associated with a Plan)

  4. Added Price sets can be remove from a Plan by clicking the 🗑 icon

  5. Once all Price Sets have been added, select SAVE CHANGES

    Tip

    +ADD must be selected after selecting a Price Set or it will not be added to a Plan

Service Plan Permissions

Group and Tenant Access permissions determine availability of a Service Plan.

  • Group Access determines what Groups the Service Plan will be available in for Provisioning and Reconfigure.

  • Group Access settings only apply to the Tenant they are configured in, as Groups are not multi-tenant.

  • For multi-tenant environments, the Master Tenant can set Tenant Permissions to determine if the Service Plan is available to all Tenants (public visibility) or assign the Service Plan to one or multiple Tenants.

Removing Plans

Plans can be removed by selecting ACTIONS ▼ on a Plan and then selecting Remove from the Actions menu. Removing a Plan makes it no longer visible, however it does not hard delete the Plan as the record must remain for existing associations usage and price tracking. Synced Plans should be deactivated rather than removed.


Load Balancer Price Plans

Load Balancer Price Plans configure pricing for Load Balancers and Load Balancer Virtual Servers.

Load Balancer Price Plan Configuration:

  1. NAME The name of the Load Balancer Price Plan in Morpheus

  2. ACTIVE When Active, Prices in Price Sets added to the Price Plan will apply to associated resources per Price and Price Set configuration.

  3. CODE: A unique identifier for use in Morpheus API and CLI

  4. LOAD BALANCER TYPE Select from the available Load Balancer Types to associate the Price Plan with

  5. PRICE SETS In the Price Sets tab, associate Price Sets with the Plan. See Add Price Set(s) to Plan

Virtual Image Price Plans

Virtual Image Price Plans configure pricing for Virtual Images. Pricing is associated per Price and Price Set configurations, but in general applies to Images with location records in the Price Plans specified CLOUD TYPE. Virtual Image Prices Plans are for setting pricing for Virtual Image storage, not for adding pricing to resources that use Virtual Images associated with Virtual Image Price Plans. Virtual Image Price Plans do not apply to uploaded Virtual Images that have not been copied to a location in the specified CLOUD TYPE yet.

Virtual Image Price Plan Configuration:

  1. NAME The name of the Virtual Image Price Plan in Morpheus

  2. ACTIVE When Active, Prices in Price Sets added to the Price Plan will apply to associated resources per Price and Price Set configuration.

  3. CODE: A unique identifier for use in Morpheus API and CLI

  4. CLOUD TYPE Virtual Image Pricing applies to Virtual Images with location records in the specified CLOUD TYPE.

  5. PRICE SETS In the Price Sets tab, associate Price Sets with the Plan. See Add Price Set(s) to Plan

Snapshot Price Plans

Snapshot Price Plan Configuration:

  1. NAME The name of the Snapshot Price Plan in Morpheus

  2. ACTIVE When Active, Prices in Price Sets added to the Price Plan will apply to associated resources per Price and Price Set configuration.

  3. CODE: A unique identifier for use in Morpheus API and CLI

  4. CLOUD TYPE Snapshot Pricing applies to Snapshots that exist in the specified CLOUD TYPE.

  5. PRICE SETS In the Price Sets tab, associate Price Sets with the Plan. See Add Price Set(s) to Plan

Price Sets

Price Sets combine Prices and then attach to Plans. Prices must be created prior to creating Price Sets, but it is recommended to review the Price Set Type options prior to creating Prices.

Price Unit

Select the Price Unit to use for the Price Set.

  • Minute

  • Hour

  • Day

  • Month

  • Year

  • Two Year

  • Three Year

  • Four Year

  • Five Year

Note

Only Prices configured with matching Price Units can be used in a Price Set. “Month” is equivalent to 30 days by default. For AWS, month is 30.5 days. For Azure, month is 30.4 days.

Type

Price Set types determine which Prices are available to make up the set. This selection will filter the values returned in the Prices field at the bottom of the modal.

Note

It’s helpful to make note of the Prices options below before creating Price Sets.

  • Everything: ‘Everything’ price sets require one or more ‘Everything’ price types and may include ‘Platform’ or ‘Software’ price types

  • Compute + Storage: ‘Compute + Storage’ price sets require at least one of each ‘Memory’, CPU’, and ‘Disk Only’ price types and may include ‘Platform’ or ‘Software’ price types

  • Component: ‘Component’ price sets require at least one of each ‘Memory’, ‘Cores’, ‘CPU’, and ‘Storage’ price types and may include ‘Platform’ or ‘Software’ price types

  • Load Balancer: ‘Load Balancer’ price sets require at least one ‘Load Balancer’ price type and may include ‘Load Balancer Virtual Server’ price types. Load Balancer price sets are the only type which can be associated with Load Balancer Price Plans

  • Virtual Image: ‘Virtual Image’ price sets require at least one ‘Storage’ price type. Virtual Image price sets are the only type which can be associated with Virtual Image Price plans

  • Snapshot: ‘Snapshot’ price sets require at least one ‘Storage’ price type and may only include ‘Storage’ price types. Snapshot price sets are the only type which can be associated with Snapshot Price plans

Apply Price Changes to Usage

If marked, when saving a Price Set (new Price Set or saving changes to an existing one), usage records will be restarted for servers affected by the pricing change.

Prices

Search for and select Prices to be added to the Price Set. One of each Price Type required for the Price Set Type selected must be added for the Price Set to save.

Prices

Price Types
  • Everything: One price for all resources Storage, CPU, Memory, and Disks

  • Memory + CPU

  • Memory Only (per MB)

  • Cores Only (per core)

  • Disk Only (per GB)

  • Platform

  • Software

  • Datastore (per GB)

  • Load Balancer

  • Load Balancer Virtual Server

Price Units
  • Minute

  • Hour

  • Day

  • Month

  • Year

  • Two Year

  • Three Year

  • Four Year

  • Five Year

Currency
  • AUD

  • BRL

  • CAD

  • CHF

  • CLF

  • CLP

  • DKK

  • EUR

  • GBP

  • IDR

  • ILS

  • MAD

  • MXN

  • NOK

  • NZD

  • ROL

  • SEK

  • TRL

  • USD

  • USN

  • XAF

  • XCD

  • XOF

  • XPF

  • ZAR (South African Rand)

Cost

The base cost of the resource(s). The Price will match the Cost unless a Price Adjustment is added.

Price Adjustment
  • None: Default, no markup added and Price will match Cost

  • Fixed Markup: A fixed amount added to the Cost. Price will equal Cost + Markup.

  • Percentage Markup: Adds a percentage markup to Cost. Price equals Cost + (Cost x Markup %)

  • Custom Price: Sets a Price independent from the Cost. If the Cost changes, a Custom Price will not.

Price

A computed value of the final price including the cost plus any applicable markup.

Apply Price Changes to Usage

If marked, when saving a Price Set (new Price Set or saving changes to an existing one), usage records will be restarted for servers affected by the pricing change.