vCloud Usage Insight is a VMware cloud service that aggregates and automates monthly and end user reporting from on-premise vCloud Usage Meter instances to the VMware Cloud Provider Commerce Portal®. With vCloud Usage Insight, you retain full control over the usage report data in Commerce Portal before submission.

Why You Use vCloud Usage Insight

vCloud Usage Insight service reduces your monthly reporting effort by:
  • Transferring reports from vCloud Usage Meter virtual appliances to vCloud Usage Insight.
  • Aggregating usage data across all instances of vCloud Usage Meter or later.
  • Pre-filling usage data into the Commerce Portal with full control over the data before submission.

vCloud Usage Insight Service Level Agreement

The Service Level Agreement (SLA) period for the automatic aggregation of the monthly usage data from vCloud Usage Meter instances, and reporting from vCloud Usage Insight to the Commerce Portal, is the first three calendar days of the new month. To avoid creating a conflict, do not populate manually the monthly usage data into the Commerce Portal during the first three days of the month.

All data transferred between the vCloud Usage Meter virtual appliance and vCloud Usage Insight is anonymized to remove sensitive data like virtual machine name, hostname, and end-user name.

The vCloud Usage Insight service supports per-contract and per-site reporting, and automates the end-user usage reporting.