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Status Under review
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 6, 2022

Tracking license usage in a multicluster environment: deep dive page: provide detailed VPC breakdown with worker nodes and pods

We are building up a multicluster environment with several IBM Cloud Paks and are using CP4MCM for management. For IBM software compliance our licensing team is working with the licensing dashboard as central source for audit relevant data on licensing. Today, there is a top level view in table format for all connected and managed IBM Cloud Paks/clusters and their license metrics and highest license usage. Each IBM Cloud Pak has an additional "deep dive" view with Peak license usage, Contributing services, Contributing clusters, License usage chart and "Download data" button. We'd like to have this deep dive view extended with additional information like worker node breakdown in a cluster and pod breakdown per worker node. In fact, we'd like to see or be able to get the data e.g. a local CD4D report shows at https://ibm-licensing-service-instance-ibm-common-services.apps./status? . At that URL it is possible to get an IBM License Service status with summary VPCs values as well as breakdown per worker node and pods per worker node. When using a management tool like CP4MCM we'd like to get the available data into the management tool instead of having to log in into each of the clusters to collect license data breakdown for root cause analysis and audits. As an intermediate step, being able to request this data from the respective cluster from that central UI would work for us, too.
Idea priority High