System Resource Accounting for the Data Center
Current version: V5.1
RAV is an accounting tool for billing usage of resources on a user-specific basis. RAV evaluates the accounting records of systems and products in the form of resource types.
Examples of accounting data collected per task and priced for the BS2000/OSD operating system and for the BS2000 products VM2000, HSMS, SESAM/SQL-Server, openUTM and openFT include the following:
- CPU time in milliseconds,
- CPU time normalized with RPF (Relative Performance Factor) in milliseconds,
- job runtime,
- number of jobs,
- number of spoolout lines,
- total disk storage space used.
RAV features includes:
- Manually captured supplementary data (e.g. block times, field support, human resources allocated, non-monetary resources) and accounting data generated in a different operating system can be imported via a dedicated interface.
- All resources and services provided are billed to data center customers according to predefinable configuration or user tariffs.
- RAV generates a variety of accounting listings, including individual and aggregate resource usage reports and process- and session-related statistics.
- Data centers running multiple systems can perform centralized resource accounting on a single selected system. The RAV-BAS-M selectable unit is used for this.