To track data associated with specific applications running in your environment, you can define the applications in Cloud Insights.
If you want to associate the application with a business entity, you must create the business entity before you define the application.
Cloud Insights allows you to track data from assets associated with applications for things like usage or cost reporting.
. In the Cloud Insights menu, click Manage > Applications.
+ The Add Application dialog box displays.
Enter a unique name for the application.
Select a priority for the application.
After defining an application, it can be assigned to assets.
Assigning applications to assets
This procedure assigns the application to a host as an example. You can assign host, virtual machine, volume, or internal volumes to an application.
Locate the asset to which you want to assign to the application:
Click Queries > +New Query and search for Host.
Click the check box on the left of the Host you want to associate with the application.
Click Bulk Actions > Add Application.
Select the Application you are assigning the asset to.
Any new applications you assign override any applications on the asset that were derived from another asset. For example, volumes inherit applications from hosts, and when new applications are assigned to a volume, the new application takes precedence over the derived application.
|For environments with large amounts of related assets, inheritance of application assignments to those assets could take several minutes. Please allow more time for inheritance to occur if you have many related assets.|
After assigning the host to the application you can assign the remaining assets to the application. To access the landing page for the application, click Manage > Application and select the application you created.