VMware vRealize Operations Tenant App | 09 JUNE 2021 | Build 18136284

What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:


The vRealize Operations Tenant App 2.6 provides metering capabilities that allow the service providers to charge back their customer base and individual customers to review their billing data.

What's New

The vRealize Operations Manager Tenant App 2.6 introduces the following new features:

  • Generation of bills for Network Data Transmit and Receive on an NSX-T backed network
  • Generation of bills for Replications created using Cloud Director Availability
  • Fine-grained billing that tracks VMs that have a lifetime of only five minutes
  • Ability to charge for Used storage, apart from Configured storage at VM level
  • Details of charges applied using tag/metadata-based rate cards are now available from the bill

Note: The Tenant App build has been refreshed as customers using offline upgrade mechanism faced issues in VCD plugin access as the upgrade of the ISO build was incomplete. This issue has now been resolved.


For compatibility between products, please refer to the VMware Product Interoperability Matrices.

Resolved Issues

  • Storage Rate Discount cannot be applied as there is no option to add a discount in the pricing policy for storage

    This issue has been resolved in this release.

  • Plugin service is in the Restart state instead of Running state and is unable to start the plugin service

    This issue has been resolved in this release.

Known Issues

  • Access Denied for vCloud Director Operations Manager Plugin, as the new permission is not added for the existing plugin user in vRealize Operations Manager

    Due to the new permission 'administration.accesscontrol.viewpage' that is added for the vCloud Director Tenant Admin Role in vRealize Operations Manager, the message 'Access Denied' is displayed in Operations Manager Plugin in vCloud Director.


    1. Login to the VMware vRealize Operations Tenant App as an admin user.
    2. Go to Administration -> Access Management -> Access Management.
    3. Disable the Organizations for which the Plugin has been enabled, and then Enable again.
  • Metrics collected for the current date cannot be billed

    Tenant App does not bill metrics that are collected on the current date in vRealize Operations. The bills for these metrics are generated after a day.

    Workaround : None

  • Bills cannot be generated for the same day

    You cannot generate bills for the same day, for example, you cannot give the date range as '16/10/2019 - 16/10/2019' as the billing is done from 12 AM to 12 AM.

    Workaround: To perform billing for one day, the date range should be '15/10/2019/ - 16/10/2019'

  • Virtual Machine deployed under vSAN Datastore does not display the Datastore Hierarchy in Metric Chart in Dashboards

    vSAN Datastore deployed Virtual Machines will have Virtual Disk Metric Hierarchy rather than the Datastore Hierarchy.

    Workaround: None

  • Billing in the vRealize Operations Tenant App for vCenter does not work if the Virtual Machines are placed under host/cluster

    In vRealize Operations Tenant App for vCenter, the bill value is zero for Virtual Machines if they are not placed under a resource pool.


    1. Add a resource pool under your cluster and move the Virtual Machines under that resource pool.
    2. Generate a bill from Tenant App using the resource pool or the cluster.
  • Upgrade of Tenant App fails in VAMI with an error 'Failed to install updates(Error while running installation tests) on <Day>, <Year> <Month> <Date> <Time>'

    When you try to upgrade the Tenant App from an older version, it fails with an error 'Failed to install updates (Error while running installation tests)'.
    You can check if the /opt/vmware/var/log/vami/updatecli.log file contains the error 'Installing package tenant-app-2.0.0-15579401.noarch needs X MB on the / filesystem and X free MB is available in the system'.

    Workaround: Run the 'docker image prune -a' to clear the space in Tenant App without affecting the functionality.

  • Customer security scanning report displays the 'TenantApp exposing Internal IP Address' message

    While performing security scanning on Tenant App in the customer environment, the scanning report displays a message that the Tenant App could expose the internal IP address. This is due to the Ngnix configuration.


    1. SSH into Tenant App using root credentials.
    2. Run "docker ps" and note the "CONTAINER ID" of tenant-app-ui docker from the list of dockers that is displayed.
    3. Go to tenant-app-ui using "docker exec -it  bash"  and e dit the nginx.conf file in "/etc/nginx/nginx.conf" location.
    4. Search for 'server_name _;' and replace '_' with the tenant-app-ip or tenant-app-hostname.
    5. Searh for 'add_header X-Upstream $upstream_addr always;' and include a comment by adding an '#' in front of it, '#add_header X-Upstream $upstream_addr always;'.
    6. Save the nginx.conf file.
    7. Run the following command to stop the nginx server:
      • /usr/sbin/nginx -s stop
    8. Run the following command to restart the nginx server:
      • /usr/sbin/nginx -s reload
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