vCloud Usage Meter is a virtual appliance that meters and collects data from instances of vCenter Server, NSX Manager, and vRealize Operations Manager, part of the VMware Cloud Provider Program. vCloud Usage Meter is installed on a vCenter Server instance.

What data does vCloud Usage Meter collect?

vCloud Usage Meter collects consumption data from vCenter Server, NSX Manager and vRealize Operations Manager instances.
  • Collected data from the VMware vSphere® host includes DNS name, physical memory (RAM), and license type.
  • Collected data from the virtual machine includes the VMware vCenter® name, hostname, allocated and billing virtual memory (vRAM), CPU, and instance universal unique identifier (UUID).
  • Collected data from products includes billing vRAM, and other metrics specific to the metered product.

How does vCloud Usage Meter report monthly product consumption data?

vCloud Usage Meter works in conjuction with vCloud Usage Insight, a service which aggregates the data collected from vCloud Usage Meter instances, and pre-fills it automatically into the Commerce Portal. To automatically report and pre-fill your aggregated monthly product consumption data from vCloud Usage Meter into the Commerce Portal, you must register your vCloud Usage Meter instances with Commerce Portal.

Learn more about registering vCloud Usage Meter instances with VMware vCloud Usage Insight.

For information about the VMware Cloud Provider Program, see http://www.vmware.com/partners/service-provider.