The Data Integrated Customer Engagement (DICE) tool uses customer utilization data to model the business benefits of VMware software-defined data center (SDDC) products. Through integration with DICE, you can upload the host and virtual machine inventory of the vCenter Server registered with an HCX.
Contact your account team for help with configuring and using this feature.
Firewall rules allow access to the DICE portal through port 443.
- Navigate to the HCX Dashboard and select Administration > DICE.
The system displays the DICE configuration page.
- Enter the DICE configuration parameters:
DICE Parameter Description API Key Provides API key information for the REST authentication with the DICE portal. Obtain this key from the DICE website under Account Settings in your profile. API Secret Provides API secret key information for the REST authentication with the DICE portal. Obtain this secret from the DICE website under Account Settings in your profile.Note: If you must change any of the DICE parameters in the future, you must reenter the secret key. Customer ID Obtain this ID from your account team. Model ID (Optional) Assigned by DICE after the first time you upload the inventory. The Model ID is unique to each HCX.Note: If the Model ID is deleted from the DICE inventory, edit the configuration to remove the Model ID, and upload the inventory again.
- Click Save.
- Click Upload VC Inventory to DICE.
The HCX uploads the vCenter virtual machine and host inventory. In the DICE portal, a new model is created in the Library, and this Model ID is displayed in the HCX screen.Note: The time it takes to complete the upload depends on the size of the vCenter inventory. To refresh the inventory for the Model ID in the future, click Upload VC Inventory to DICE again.