vCloud Usage Meter can generate reports for a subset of virtual machines that vRealize Operations Manager controls. To support such a topology, you must create a specific user for vRealize Operations Manager and add it to vCloud Usage Meter.


You must have administrator privileges for the vRealize Operations Manager user interface.


  1. Log in to the administration interface of vRealize Operations Manager.
  2. Navigate to Administration > Access Control and on the User Accounts tab, click the Add button.
    The Add User window opens.
  3. Enter the basic user information and click Next.
  4. To assign role and allocate resources, in the Assign Groups and Permissions window, click Objects.
  5. From the Select Role drop-down menu, select Administrator and select the Assign this role to the user check box.
  6. In the Select Object Hierarchies pane, select the vSphere Storage check box.
    The vSphere inventory tree appears in the Select Object pane.
  7. In the Select Object pane, select the virtual machines to be metered and click Finish.
  8. Go to the vCloud Usage Meter Web interface and add or update the user credentials for vRealize Operations Manager.
    For more information about adding credentials for vRealize Operations Manager, see How do I add credentials for vRealize Operations Manager.


You can now add the new vRealize Operations Manager credentials and generate reports only for the subset of virtual machines you selected.