To begin metering with vCloud Usage Meter, you must add at least one vCenter Server instance.

Prerequisites

Verify that a single vRealize Operations Manager instance manages the vCenter Server instance that you add. vCloud Usage Meter cannot collect accurate usage data from a vCenter Server instance managed by multiple vRealize Operations Manager servers.

Procedure

  1. In the main menu bar of the vCloud Usage Meter Web interface, click Products.
  2. In the left pane, click vCenter Server.
  3. On the Product List page, click Add.
  4. In the Endpoint text box, enter the host name or IP address of the vCenter Server instance.
    The default port number is 443.
  5. In the Username and Password text boxes, enter the credentials of a vCenter Single Sign-On user, such as administrator@vsphere.local.
  6. (Optional) If you use an external Platform Services Controller, select the Use External Platform Services Controller (PSC) check box.
    1. In the PSC Endpoint text box, enter the IP address or host name of the external Platform Services Controller.
    2. Enter the port number for the external Platform Services Controller.
      The default port number is 7444.
  7. Click Add.
    For each vCenter Server instance that you add, vCloud Usage Meter presents a certificate that you must accept before proceeding.
  8. To accept the certificate, you can either navigate to the Notifications tab in the top right menu bar and click Accept Certificate > Accept or navigate to Products > vCenter, select the vCenter Server instance, and click Please accept certificate in the Status column.

Results

The vCenter Server instance is added to the list of vCenter Server instances and is now metered by vCloud Usage Meter.

If an error occurs, a message appears on the Product List page and the vCenter Server instance is not added.

vCloud Usage Meter collects usage data from all vCenter Server instances that you add.