|A budget will give the ability to your resellers and direct customers to setup a threshold for the consumption of each of their Azure subscriptions. With budgets they can view If the current cost of their Azure subscription is reaching close to the cost budget they defined. This functionality is available only to your customers and resellers via your Storefront.|
By defining a budget alert, your resellers cannot limit the resource consumption for the customer. The budget alert mechanism is for information purposes only, it is not possible to set a cap in the Azure resource management instance.
Your resellers and your customers will be able to define a budget alert from the details page of their Azure subscription. This option is available only for active, suspended or pending for cancellation subscriptions.
By selecting the "New Budget Alert" action, the budget alert pop-up will be displayed for your reseller or customer to define the threshold he wants.
The consumption of the Azure subscriptions is updated every time the "Azure Usage Update" service runs. After the completion of consumption update, our system checks if there are alerts that must be dispatched and it sends these alerts using the system notification "Budget Alert for Azure Subscription".
Your reseller or customer can change the budget alert properties from the Azure subscription details page.
The "Manage" action is only available for active Azure subscriptions.
If your reseller or customer changes the threshold, our system will automatically recalculate the alert amounts and all alerts will be marked again as active, meaning that at the next consumption update the system will check these alerts if they must be sent.
The customer can change the "% of budget" or "amount" property of an alert that has been already sent for the current billing cycle. In this case the system will mark the alert again as active, meaning that at the next consumption update the system will check if this alert must be re-sent or not.
The new value for the amount must be greater than the current consumption, otherwise the system will not accept the value.
In BSS, you can view your resellers' and customers' budget alerts in Azure subscription details page. When an Azure subscription has a budget alert, we display it in "Budget Alerts" tab.