In order to support the above functionality in CPBM, the connector implementer has to provide some product metadata as well as implement some SPIs.
- Resource Type: Resource type represents resources that require an explicit provisioning action and optionally additional configuration for provisioning.
- Usage Type: Usage type represents distinct measurements made related to usage by a cloud service. Examples include number of mailboxes, number of hours of VM running time, amount of storage consumed, amount of data transfer, and so on.
- Filter: Filters are used to subset resource components or segregate usage based on domain specific distinctions. Examples include availability-zone, delivery location, operating system, and so on.