You can migrate the production workloads from your vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.x appliance to vCloud Usage Meter 4.1 appliance.

If you want to compare the monthly usage reports from the vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.x appliance with the monthly usage reports from the vCloud Usage Meter 4.1 appliance, register the vCloud Usage Meter 4.1 instance in Commerce Portal as Test, and run both appliances for a full reporting period. To enable the automatic monthly usage reporting from the vCloud Usage Meter 4.1 appliance to Commerce Portal, you must migrate the production workloads from vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.x to vCloud Usage Meter 4.1.

Important: vCloud Usage Meter 4.1 begins metering from the date on which the new appliance is deployed and configured. To ensure correct reporting for a full month:
  • If you deploy vCloud Usage Meter 4.1 after the reporting period started,vCloud Usage Meter cannot provide usage data between the start of the reporting period and the deployment date. The earliest date on which you can change the mode of the vCloud Usage Meter 4.1 instance from Test to Production is the first day of the next reporting period.

    For example: You deploy vCloud Usage Meter 4.1 on 10 JAN. The earliest date to change the mode of the new instance from Test to Production is 1 FEB UTC time.

  • If you deploy vCloud Usage Meter 4.1 on the first day of the reporting period, you can change the mode from Test to Production at any time.

Prerequisites

  • Deploy vCloud Usage Meter 4.1 as a new appliance.
  • Migrate the product configuration data from vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.x to vCloud Usage Meter 4.1.
  • Register the vCloud Usage Meter 4.1 instance in Commerce Portal as a Test instance.

Procedure

  1. To enable the automatic monthly usage reporting from the vCloud Usage Meter 4.1 appliance to Commerce Portal, change the mode of the vCloud Usage Meter 4.1 instance from Test to Production.
  2. Disable the metering from the vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.x appliance.
    • If the vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.x appliance is registered in Commerce Portal, change the mode of the vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.x instance from Production to Test.
    • Archive the vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.x appliance.
  3. Repeat the steps for all vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.x instances from which you want to migrate the production workloads to vCloud Usage Meter 4.1.