To facilitate reporting of the vCloud Service Provider Bundles and standalone products, VMware has developed the vCloud Air Usage Meter. For full reporting requirements please see the VMware vCloud Air Network Product Guide.

 

The vCloud Air Network program requires that partners use the latest generally available (GA) version of vCloud Usage Meter. Supported versions of Usage Meter are Usage Meter 3.3.3 and Usage Meter 3.5. Please refer to documentation below to upgrade to the latest vCloud Usage Meter.

Usage Meter 3.5 Product Overview

Check out the Usage Meter 3.5 product overview video to learn about the products features, how to configure Usage Meter 3.5 and how to run usage reports.

Usage Meter 3.5 Features and Benefits

Product Benefits

Usage Meter 3.5 has a familiar user interface and supports all vCloud Air Network bundles. The product incorporates over 300 bug fixes and includes performance and metering improvements.

Interoperability

For a complete list of metered products please visit the VMware Interop Matrix. Usage Meter 3.5 meters the following products:
• vCenter Server (6.0U2)
• NSX (6.2)
• vSAN (6.2)
• Site Recovery Manager
• DaaS(6.1)
• vRealize Operations (6.3)
• vRealize Automation
• vCloud Director (8.10)

Migration

Migrate product configuration from versions 3.3.3 and 3.4.0. Partners should continue to run their last version of Usage Meter in parallel for the first month of reporting to compare. For more information view the Usage Meter 3.5 video.

Scalability

Usage Meter 3.5 allows for increased metering scaling to 20 vCenter instances, 20,000 VMs and 1,000 customers.

TECH SPECS

Hardware and Software Requirements

.Hardware Requirements vCloud Usage Meter requires a minimum of:

  • An Intel or AMD x86 processor that is 2.0GHz or faster
  • 3.6GB of RAM, with at least 750MB of RAM on the client for metering capacity at or above supported quantities 
  • Disk storage of 30GB or more n A 10/100 Ethernet adapter - 1,000Mbps is recommended. The 750MB of RAM client refers to the Web browser. The amount of RAM required by vCloud Usage Meter depends on the size of the environment, some service providers might need more than 3.6GB and some might need less than 3.6GB (some might need as little as 2GB).

Software Requirements:

  • vCenter Server 
  • vSphere
  • SSH client

Supported Browsers:

  • Chrome 52.0.2743.116 m
  • Firefox 47.0.1
  • Internet Explorer Edge 25.10586.0.0
  • Safari 9.0.1

Capacity Metered:

  • 20 vCenter Server Instances
  • 20,000 Virtual Machines
  • 1,000 Customers

See the VMware Interoperability Matrix for all supported products. For products supported by Usage Meter 3.5 you can also refer to the product support matrix.