Billing alert function

[Update: March 7, 2019]

This is an explanation of the billing alert function which sends an alert via email, Slack, or Discord if the amount of the next bill for SAKURA Cloud exceeds a specified amount, or if the registered coupon/prepaid remaining balance is below a specified amount.

Overview of billing alert function

There are two types of billing alert functions.

  • The first is a [Next Billing Amount Alert] which is sent if the amount of the next bill exceeds a specified amount
  • クーポンプリペイド の残高が指定した一定額を下回った場合に通知する「クーポン・プリペイド残額アラート」

Both types share the following specifications.

  • Monitoring interval of 6 hours and a re-notification interval of 24 hours (monitoring intervals cannot be changed)
  • Re-notification is stopped by any of the following events: Change to the threshold value, disabling of monitoring, or passing of the billing reference date (12:00 AM on the first day of each month)
  • The specifiable range is from 1 to 999,999,999 JPY.
  • Settings are configured from the billing information screen.
  • Settings for the billing alert function are configured for each account. If you want to perform monitoring for multiple accounts, please configure settings for each account.
  • The billing alert function can be used free of charge.

Next billing amount alert

How to configure settings

Settings are configured from the billing information screen. At the screen listing account codes, go to the [Alert Fee] field and click the displayed portion of the account for which you want to configure settings. (If settings have not been configured for the fee alert function, "Unspecified" is displayed. If settings have been configured, the specified threshold value is displayed.)

The settings screen is displayed. Enter the amount to use as the threshold value in the [Alert Fee] field.

*Functions of the [Enable/Disable] and [Notification] settings fields are the same as for network monitoring settings.
*To change the contents of settings, click the alert settings button again and reconfigure the settings.

Notification text

The following is an example of the notification text.

Email

From: noreply@sakura.ad.jp
To: 通知先設定メールアドレス
Subject: 【さくらのクラウド課金監視】 設定金額到達のお知らせ

※ このメッセージは自動送信されています。

さくらのクラウド課金監視サービスです。
今月のご利用料金が設定金額に到達しました。

確認日時:        2016-03-10 09:00:00
確認対象会員ID:    zzz99999:User1
設定金額:        xxxxx 円
今月のご利用料金:    xxxxx 円 (確認日時点)

Slack/Discord

Example of Slack notification

Coupon/prepaid remaining balance alert

How to configure settings

To configure settings, click the [Option] button at the top-right of the control panel screen, select [Coupon] from the submenu, and then specify settings at the coupon settings screen that is displayed. Finally, click the [Coupon Remaining Balance Alert] button that is displayed at the top-right of the screen.

The settings screen is displayed. Enter the amount to use as the threshold value in the [Alert Fee] field.

When alert settings are configured, the amount for the threshold value is displayed at the top of the coupon/prepaid list screen.

Note

To clear the alert, set the radio button to [Disable] for the [Enable/Disable] item on the settings screen.