VMware supports its partners to host and sell cloud services built on VMware technology usingVMware Cloud Director (vCD). VMware Cloud Director provides constructs to segment the virtual infrastructure and offers it as a service to tenants of these partners.

There are several variants of infrastructure that are sold by these partners such as, 'Pay as you go', 'Raw capacity' also known as 'Allocation based', 'Raw capacity with minimum guarantee' also known as 'Reservation based'. The combination of these can be offered to same tenants and it becomes challenging to track usage over a period and charge appropriately. It becomes critical for the service providers as the tenants demand for transparency in billing, and it is imperative that service providers offer it.

VMware Chargeback addresses this by accurately metering the infrastructure. It provides options to configure different models for pricing this metered infrastructure. It also provides tenant-specific views that help tenants validate their charges by analyzing their usage.

This documentation provides information about configuring VMware Chargeback for VMware Cloud Director .

Note: VMware Chargeback was formerly known as Tenant App.