vCloud Usage Meter collects consumption data from vCenter Server instances and other products based on a start time that you can set. If the default start time competes with other scripts that are working with your vCenter Server instances, you can change and test the start time.


  1. Click Manage in the top right menu bar of the Web application.
  2. Click the Collections tab.
  3. Select the minute of the hour to start collecting.
    Setting the time at zero starts collections at the beginning of the hour.
  4. Click Save.

What to do next

Monitor your collections. See Monitor Collections.