[Openstack-operators] How are you handling billing/chargeback?

Simon Leinen simon.leinen at switch.ch
Tue Mar 13 22:11:27 UTC 2018

Lars Kellogg-Stedman writes:
> I'm curious what folks out there are using for chargeback/billing in
> your OpenStack environment.

We use a homegrown billing system that periodically samples utilization
of billable resources.

(We turned off Ceilometer a few years ago because we weren't really
using it and found that it caused us trouble.)

> Are you doing any sort of chargeback (or showback)?  Are you using (or
> have you tried) CloudKitty?  Or some other existing project?  Have you
> rolled your own instead?

> I ask because I am helping out some folks get a handle on the
> operational side of their existing OpenStack environment, and they are
> interested in but have not yet deployed some sort of reporting
> mechanism.

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