Reports are now available to end users to monitor their spend. CPBM generates spend reports by product, product bundle, and user. The reports display the top ten products, product bundles, and users based on monthly spend. End users can view and download these reports.
The billing resiliency job is a new job available to service providers which allows processing of old unbilled product usages that have been collected from the cloud service.
You can customize the CSS and message properties of CloudPortal Business Manager UI without compiling the customization bundle.
Active Directory synchronization is simplified and no longer needs the customization SDK setup. Service providers can set the necessary parameters from the CPBM UI and trigger the directory synchronization from the command line.
Customization of email subject for each of the CPBM templates at a channel level can be done. Additionally, customization of the title and copyright information is possible at a channel level to further improve the channel-specific branding capability.
Service providers can now control the display order of the services and service instances. This ordering of service is seen in catalog management for service providers and catalog browsing for end users.
In the Activity page, new charges and renewal charges as grouped by the cloud service along with the resource type. Closeout invoices now have the products grouped by service instances. Subscription invoices also display the name of the user who has subscribed to the product bundle.
Search and filter options for list views enable service providers and users to narrow down and quickly find specific objects.
Notifications are sent on completion of an activity in a workflow that is initiated by an end user.
There are certain settings that you should not change after you start using CPBM. Once defined and after the system is in use, CPBM now restricts you from editing these settings.
You can now enable or disable cloud services at a channel level.
Citrix Insight Service (CIS) or CloudPortal Business Manager (CPBM) Admin utility is a utility to collect log files required for diagnostics and analysis of issues. It enables you to automatically detect configuration issues from customer database dump and logs.
Location of the script: /usr/share/vts3/tools/cpbm.
|Business Constraint of Bundle||Resource Constraint of Resource Type||Possible Business Constraint of Bundle|
|Any Level, No limits||Any Level, No Limits||Cannot Change|
|Account Level, No limits||Any Level, No Limits||Any Level, No Limits|
|User Level, 1 per user||Any Level, No Limits||Any Level, No Limits|
|1 per Account||Any Level, No Limits||Account Level, No Limits|
|Any Level, No Limits|
|1 per user|
|Account Level, No limits||Account Level, No limits||Cannot Change|
|1 per Account||Account Level, No limits||Account Level, No limits|
|User Level, 1 per user||User Level, 1 per user||Cannot Change|
|1 per Account||User Level, 1 per user||User Level, 1 per user|
|1 per Account||1 per Account||Cannot Change|
CloudPortal Business Manager 2.4 requires MySQL 5.6. The installation or upgrade of CPBM 2.4 will automatically install MySQL 5.6. MySQL 5.6 supports the utf8mb4 character set, which uses a maximum of four bytes per character.
CloudPortal Business Manager 2.4 requires Java 7. The installation or upgrade of CPBM 2.4 will automatically install Java 7.