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 product consumption 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 vCloud Usage Meter must meter the virtual machines that are protected by all Site Recovery Manager instances, associated with the registered vCenter Server instance.
    To disable the metering of Site Recovery Manager, deselect the Meter VMs protected by all SRMs check box.
  9. (Optional) If vSphere with Tanzu is enabled on the vCenter Server instance, select the Tanzu edition and whether vCloud Usage Meter must meter based on vRAM or CPU.
    • Basic
    • Standard
    • Advanced
    By default, the Basic edition 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 in the Status column, click Please accept certificate.

Results

The vCenter Server instance is added for metering to the list of vCenter Server instances.

If an error occurs, the vCenter / VMware Cloud Foundation page displays an error message and vCloud Usage Meter does not collect product consumption data from the vCenter Server instance.

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