The proper operation of vCloud Usage Meter depends on certain services and ports.

vCloud Usage Meter Services

Service Name Startup Type Description
Nginx Automatic Provides vCloud Usage Meter web interface functionality.
GW Automatic Authentication gateway service.
Core Automatic A service for storing core information about the metered instances.

The service is used for internal communication only.

DSS Automatic A service for storing and archiving product consumption data.

The service is used for internal communication only.

VcCol Automatic vCenter Server Collector service
nsxvCol Automatic NSX Data Center for vSphere Collector service
nsxtCol Automatic NSX-T Data Center Collector service
vropsCol Automatic vRealize Operations Manager Collector service
daasCol Automatic Horizon DaaS Collector service
vrniCol Automatic vRealize Network Insight Collector service
vcavCol Automatic VMware Cloud Director Availability Collector service
vcdCol Automatic VMware Cloud Director Collector service
Uploader Automatic A service that pre-fills the product consumption data into Commerce Portal.
gnatsd Automatic A message bus between all services.

The service is used for internal communication only.

vCloud Usage Meter Ports

For information about vCloud Usage Meter network ports and protocols, see VMware Ports and Protocols.