To begin metering with vCloud Usage Meter, you must add at least one vCenter Server instance.

Prerequisites

Verify that a single vRealize Operations Manager instance manages the vCenter Server instance that you add. vCloud Usage Meter cannot collect accurate usage data from a vCenter Server instance managed by multiple vRealize Operations Manager servers.

Procedure

  1. In the main menu bar of the vCloud Usage Meter Web interface, click Products.
  2. In the left navigation pane, click vCenter / VMware Cloud Foundation.
  3. On the vCenter / VMware Cloud Foundation page, click Add.
  4. In the Endpoint text box, enter the host name or IP address of the vCenter Server instance.
    The default port number is 443.
  5. In the Username and Password text boxes, enter the credentials of a vCenter Single Sign-On user, such as administrator@vsphere.local.
  6. (Optional) If you use an external Platform Services Controller, select the Use External Platform Services Controller (PSC) check box.
    1. In the PSC Endpoint text box, enter the IP address or host name of the external Platform Services Controller.
    2. Enter the port number for the external Platform Services Controller.
      The default port number is 7444.
  7. (Optional) From the Managed by VMware Cloud Foundation (VCF) Edition drop-down menu, select the Cloud Foundation edition.
    • Not managed by VCF
    • SDDC Manager (vRAM)
    • Standard (core)
    • Advanced (core)
    • Enterprise(core)
    • Standard w/o vSAN (core)
    • Advanced w/o vSAN (core)
    • Enterprise w/o vSAN (core)
    If you select Not managed by VCF, vCloud Usage Meter does not meter the product consumption data of Cloud Foundation.
  8. (Optional) Confirm if virtual machines protected by all Site Recovery Manager instances, associated with the vCenter Server instance, must be metered.
    If you want to disable the metering of Site Recovery Manager, deselect the Meter VMs protected by all SRMs check box.
  9. (Optional) If vSphere with Tanzu Basic is enabled on the vCenter Server instance, select the metric that vCloud Usage Meter must use for metering of vSphere with Tanzu Basic.
    By default, the vRAM option is selected.
  10. Click Add.
    For each vCenter Server instance that you add, vCloud Usage Meter presents a certificate that you must accept before proceeding.
  11. To accept the certificate, on the vCenter / VMware Cloud Foundation page, select the vCenter Server instance, and click Please accept certificate in the Status column.

Results

The vCenter Server instance is added to the list of vCenter Server instances and is now metered by vCloud Usage Meter.

If an error occurs, a message appears on the vCenter / VMware Cloud Foundation page and the vCenter Server instance is not added.

vCloud Usage Meter collects usage data from all vCenter Server instances that you add.