With vCloud Usage Meter, you can generate reports to monitor and track resource consumption by a customer or by a vSphere inventory object. You can generate a report manually at any time. You can export the report as a tab-separated text file or as a ZIP file.

License Sets and Billing Categories

You can use license sets to group license keys for convenience in reporting to aggregators. Because license keys can have different billing characteristics, you can indicate which license keys are billable by designating a billing category.

Report Types

vCloud Usage Meter provides a choice of reports. See Product Consumption Reports.

Reporting Methods

You can view reports in the following ways.

Manual Reporting

Depending on the products in use in your environment, you might need to manually adjust or collect product usage information to accurately report all required data. For more information, see Appendix A. Adjusting Reports with Manually Collected Product Usage Data and Appendix B. Manually Collecting Product Usage Data in the VMware Cloud Provider Program Product Usage Guide in Partner Central at https://www.vmware.com/partners.html (login required).