You add customer rules to tag the collected product consumption data per customers.


  • Review your vCenter Server and VMware Cloud Director inventory for object types that correspond to your customers. See Object and object types in customer rules.
  • The vCenter Server and VMware Cloud Director for which you want to configure a customer rule must be registered with vCloud Usage Meter.


  1. In the main menu bar of the vCloud Usage Meter Web interface, click Customers.
  2. From the navigation pane, select Rules and click Add.
    The Rules Configuration wizard opens.
  3. On the Customer Label page, enter a unique name for the customer label and click Next.
    Note: Do not enter n/a, No Customer Laber, and - as the customer label. vCloud Usage Meter uses the Customer Label string as a technical key and accounts the product consumption data for objects for which no customer rule is configured to the default No Customer Label.
    Important: The Customer Label name is exposed to the cloud. To obfuscate the customer name, enter a customer identifier or hash as the Customer Label.
  4. From the Product drop-down menu, select the vCenter Server or VMware Cloud Director endpoint.
    The options for Object Type vary according to the product that you select.
  5. From the Object Type drop-down menu, select the target type of object.
    All objects of the selected object type are populated in the Available Objects table.
  6. From the Available Objects table, select the object and click the right arrow button.
  7. (Optional) You can add multiple objects to the same customer rule.
    • To add another object from the same product endpoint, repeat Step 5 through Step 6.
    • To add an object from another product endpoint, repeat Step 4 through Step 6.
      Note: If you add a customer rule for a VMware Cloud Director organization, the Available Objects table displays a higher number of organizations. This happens because vCloud Usage Meter lists the VMware Cloud Director system organization as an available choice.
  8. Click Next.
  9. On the Ready to Complete page, review the configurations settings, and click Finish.


You added the rule to the rules list and you can view it in the Rules tab.

If the selected object contains other objects, the customer label is mapped to all objects in the main object.