VMware vCloud Usage Meter | 10 JAN 2020| Build 15426816

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What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

The vCloud Usage Meter release introduces usability enhancements, bug fixes and Photon OS security updates.

Installing vCloud Usage Meter as a New Appliance

To install the vCloud Usage Meter appliance for the first time, see How do I install vCloud Usage Meter. After you login to the vCloud Usage Meter Web interface for the first time, a UM to vUI connector wizard appears. Follow the wizard prompts to register your vCloud Usage Meter instances in vCloud Usage Insight, and to enable the automatic monthly usage reporting to VMware.

Operational Limits of this Release

The following operational limit is discovered through rigorous testing of different metering operations.

vCenter Server

vCloud Usage Meter supports up to 10 vCenter Server appliances in linked mode.


This release allows in-place upgrade from vCloud Usage Meter 4.1. To upgrade to vCloud Usage Meter, follow the steps.

  1. Download the ums-system-upgrade.shar file locally on your computer.
  2. Log in to the vCloud Usage Meter 4.1 console as root.
  3. Copy the ums-system-upgrade.shar file to a directory on the vCloud Usage Meter console.
  4. Access the directory to which the ums-system-upgrade.shar file is copied.
    cd <destination directory>
  5. Install the shar package.
    bash ums-system-upgrade.shar
  6. Verify that the vCloud Usage Meter service is up and running.
    After the installation completes, the system generates a cloudusagemetering-old folder for the vCloud Usage Meter 4.1 installation backup. A newly created cloudusagemetering folder points to the vCloud Usage Meter installation.
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