VMware vCloud® Usage Meter and
VMware vCloud® Usage Insight™
License Metering for VMware Cloud Provider Program
To facilitate reporting of the vCloud Service Provider Bundles and standalone products, VMware has developed vCloud Usage Meter.
With the latest version of vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.1, you qualify for our newest usage metering service, vCloud Usage Insight. vCloud Usage Insight provides a more efficient way to report usage every month with automatic upload to Business Portal.
Ease of Monetization
vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.1 leverages granular, minute-by-minute metering at the VM level—instead of the cluster level—so you can easily break out product usage per end customer and bill accordingly.
Need to deploy multiple editions of VMware NSX® across tenants? No problem, vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.1 detects NSX at the feature level and allows automated metering of mixed editions of NSX to meet the individual networking and security needs of your end customers.
vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.1 supports Service Provider hosted VMware vRealize® Operations™ managing tenant infrastructures, allowing you to gain transparency and control over the cost and quality of IT services at your location and in your customers’ environments.
For a complete list of metered products please visit the VMware Product Interoperability Matrices. vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.1 now meters vCloud Availability for vCloud Director and vSAN Enterprise Add On. vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.1 meters the following products:
vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.1 allows for increased metering, scaling to 50 vCenter instances, 24,000 VMs, and 1,000 customers.
By adding multiple UM appliances to the service provider environment, the granularity of metered products is significantly increased, resulting in accurate billing information being provided by vCloud Usage Meter.
|vSAN Clusters||20 vSAN Clusters
|vCloud Usage Meter Customer Rules||1,000 Customers/Rules|
|NSX Managers||50 Instances
|Site Recovery Manager||2 pairs (or 4 instances)|
|vRealize Operations (vROps)||50 instances
|vCloud Director||25 Instances
|vRealize Automation||1 IaaS Server|
|Horizon DaaS||1 DaaS Service Center|
Operating System Updates in the newest version of vCloud Usage Meter have been introduced to strengthen security and reliability of the appliance.
We developed and incorporated innovative features that tighten and protect the entire system by default.
Patches with newer version will elevate security over current version
vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.1 notifies Usage Meter operators on metering interruptions via email sent to an operator configured email address.