vCloud Usage Insight sends email notices about background processes running on vCloud Usage Meter instances that are registered for automatic reporting.

The email process notification might include information about the reporting status for a registered vCloud Usage Meter instance, an issue with a certificate or with the collection of a product consumption data, or information about issues with the vCloud Usage Meter appliance.

Important: vCloud Usage Insight sends email notifications for vCloud Usage Meter instances that are registered with Commerce Portal and are actively reporting the product consumption data to the cloud.
Email notification Description Required Action
Product of Type product_type with ID product_ID: Collection completed successfully. Generated as a changed status notification after there has been an error status previously for the same product server. No action is required.
Product of Type product_type with ID product_ID: Product metering is enabled. vCloud Usage Meter starts metering the registered product. No action is required.
Product of Type product_type with ID product_ID: Product collection successfully started. vCloud Usage Meter starts collecting product consumption data from a registered product. No action is required.
Product of Type product_type with ID product_ID: Product collection completed successfully. vCloud Usage Meter collected product consumption data from a registered product. No action is required.
Usage Meter instance UM name (UUID) has not been uploading product consumption data to VMware in the past 24 hours! vCloud Usage Meter has not been uploading product consumption data for the last 24 hours. To resolve the issue, see the https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/82023 KB.
Usage Meter instance UM name (UUID) is uploading product consumption data to VMware. Generated as a changed status notification after there has been an upload error status previously for the same vCloud Usage Meter instance. No action is required.
No product is added for metering to Usage Meter instance UM name (UUID). vCloud Usage Meter does not detect any products for metering and thus is not sending any product consumption data to the cloud. To resolve the issue, see the https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/82022 KB.
Product is successfully added for metering to Usage Meter instance UM name (UUID). vCloud Usage Meter detects a product that is registered for metering, and is sending product consumption data to the cloud. No action is required.
  • Product of Type product_type with ID product_ID: The certificate has either expired or needs to be accepted.
  • Product of Type product_type with ID product_ID: Product certificate is not accepted.
Generated when:
  • new product server is detected
  • an existing product server is updated
  • certificate is expired
  • new certificate is detected
In the vCloud Usage Meter Web interface, verify the product server certificate and accept it.
Product of Type product_type with ID product_ID: Failed to collect because of invalid credentials. Generated when:
  • the password for a metered product server is incorrect.
  • the user account associated with the metered product server is deleted.
In the vCloud Usage Meter Web interface, provide valid credentials for the metered product server.
Product of Type product_type with ID product_ID: Failed to collect usage data because the connection to the server failed. Generated when vCloud Usage Meter cannot collect product consumption data from the metered product server. To resolve the issue, see the https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/82024 KB.
  • Product of Type product_type with ID product_ID: An associated vCenter is not being metered.
  • Product of Type product_type with ID product_ID: An associated vCenter is not being metered or has not had its certificate accepted.
Generated when vCloud Usage Meter cannot connect to a vCenter Server instance that is associated with the metered product server. In the vCloud Usage Meter Web interface, verify:
  • The vCenter Server instance is registered with vCloud Usage Meter.
  • The vCloud Usage Meter Web interface does not display any collection error messages about the specified vCenter Serverinstance.
Product of Type product_type with ID product_ID: Product added and requires user action in Usage Meter. Generated when:
  • vRealize Operations Manager is reactivated.
  • vCloud Usage Meter detects new vRealize Operations Manager.
In the vCloud Usage Meter Web interface, provide valid credentials for the metered vRealize Operations Manager product server.
  • Product of Type product_type with ID product_ID: Collection error.
  • Product of Type product_type with ID product_ID: Product collection failed.
Generated when vCloud Usage Meter fails to collect or is collecting partial product consumption data from a metered product server. To resolve the issue, see the https://kb.vmware.com/s/article/82025 KB.
Error during preparing collected data for upload to vCloud Usage Insight. Generated when:
  • vCloud Usage Meter fails to prepare or upload the files with the collected product consumption data.
Reboot the vCloud Usage Meter appliance.
Storage space in Usage Meter is running low. Generated when the storage space on the vCloud Usage Meter virtual machine is running low. Reboot the vCloud Usage Meter appliance and increase the size of the virtual disk of the vCloud Usage Meter virtual machine.