vCloud Usage Meter generates and sends Monthly Usage, Customer Monthly Usage, Cluster History, and Virtual Machine History reports to VMware. You can also configure vCloud Usage Meter to generate and send reporting sets to yourself, an aggregator, or elsewhere.

When you first log in to the vCloud Usage Meter Web application, you get a pop-up window containing the terms and conditions of the automatic reporting to VMware. If you do not accept the terms and conditions, vCloud Usage Meter cannot be used.

After you accept the terms and conditions of the automatic reporting to VMware, you must configure the service provider details, the email settings, and set a proxy server if necessary. For more information, see Configure Service Provider Details, Configuring Email Settings, and Configure a Proxy Server.

On the first day of each month between 00:05 AM and 00:35 AM, vCloud Usage Meter generates and sends Monthly Usage, Customer Monthly Usage, Cluster History, and Virtual Machine History reports to VMware. If a problem prevents the reports submission, vCloud Usage Meter retries to send the mail within 5 minutes. If the problem still persists, vCloud Usage Meter tries to send the reports to VMware again on the next day between 00:05 AM and 00:35 AM.

If you stop the appliance during the transmission period, vCloud Usage Meter attempts to send the reports 5 minutes after you start the appliance.

To resubmit reports to VMware manually, go to Automatic Reporting tab in the vCloud Usage Meter Web application and click Submit Now in the Submit reports to VMware.

vCloud Usage Meter encrypts all reports and obfuscates customer sensitive data before submitting the reports to VMware.

You can also configure vCloud Usage Meter to generate and send reporting sets to you, an aggregator, or elsewhere. For more information, see Create Automatically Generated Reporting Sets.