You must provide and maintain certain details for vCloud Usage Meter to collect product consumption data from vCenter Server instances. These details include the host name and credentials.

vCenter Server 5.5u2 and earlier versions only support TLS 1.0. If you are using vCenter Server 5.5u2 or earlier version, vCloud Director must only use TLS 1.0.

vCloud Usage Meter detects vSAN consumption, so you do not need to register it through the Web application. vCloud Usage Meter also detects the vSAN edition based on use of features. vCloud Usage Meter collects usage information on an hourly basis at the cluster level and it is averaged over the month in which the use occurs. The consumption information for individual virtual machines is not available.

vCloud Usage Meter detects NSX editions based on the use of features at virtual machine granularity.

vCloud Usage Meter now reports the total number of VMs protected by the vCloud Availability for vCloud Director solution at the end of the month. vCloud Usage Meter detects usage of vCloud Availability for vCloud Director after you add the vCloud Director product, so you do not need to register the vCloud Availability for vCloud Director solution through the Web application. You must set up a DNS server for the vCloud Usage Meter appliance, to get accurate reporting data.

If a product is offline or unreachable for more than 24 hours, vCloud Usage Meter permanently stops collecting consumption data for that product. You can configure email alerts to receive notifications about failed collections. For more information about the vCloud Usage Meter email settings, see Configuring Email Settings.