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Showback rules

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Overview #

Showback rules in Taikun are used to track and report the usage of cloud resources by individual users or departments within an organization. The primary purpose of the Showback Rules is to provide visibility into the costs associated with using Cloud resources and promote accountability for resource usage.

Every Showback Rule is described by ID, Name, Metric Name, Organization, Labels (if any), Kind, Type, Global alert limit, Project alert limit, Price, Showback credentials (if any), date and time Created, and Actions.

Create Showback Rule #

Create a new Showback Rule for your Organization by pressing the “+ Add rule” button.

Specify the following parameters:

  • Name – choose a name for your rule
  • Metric Name – use any valid Prometheus metrics.
  • Kind – choose kind for the rule
    • General – data source is Taikun
    • External – data source is external – you need to make sure correct Showback Credentials are used
  • Type – choose from
    • Count (calculate package as a unit – e.g., flavors)
    • Sum (calculate per quantity – e.g., GBs)
  • Price – billing in CZK per selected unit
  • Project Alert Limit – set a limit of alerts for one Project
  • Global Alert Limit – set limit of alerts for all Projects
  • Showback Credentials – specify the to-be-used Showback Credentials
  • Labels – the label indicates the variable name (Label) and value of the label (Value); for example:
Info #

Once you add the rule, the cron job starts the calculation. The price for Showback Summary starts at the beginning of every hour and it can’t be paused. Rule can be stopped by deletion

Available actions #

Edit Showback RuleChange the parameters of your rule
Copy Showback RuleCreate a copy of your rule (don’t forget to change the rule’s name)
Delete RuleDelete a rule if it is not used anymore

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