VMware vCloud Usage Meter 4.4 | 4 MAY 2021 | Build 17956418

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What's in the Release Notes

The release notes cover the following topics:

What's New

The VMware vCloud Usage Meter 4.4 release introduces the following new features:

  • Authentication against an LDAP server
  • Customer Labels and Rules for generating Customer Monthly Reports on vCloud Usage Insight
  • Offline Mode Configuration enhancements
  • Edition selection for Tanzu
  • VMware Cloud Director Availability enhancements
  • New in-place upgrade mode using an ISO image

Configuration Maximums

To view the tested scale and the VMware-recommended concurrency limits, see VMware Configuration Maximums.

Caveats and Limitations

Customer Rules

If you have configured customer rules in vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.x, after migrating to this release, the customer rules from version 3.6 cannot be migrated to version 4.4. You must manually create new customer rules in vCloud Usage Meter 4.4.

License Keys

If you have configured license keys in vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.x, after migrating to this release, the license keys from version 3.6 cannot be migrated to version 4.4. You must manually configure the license keys in vCloud Usage Meter 4.4.

Supported Browsers

The vCloud Usage Meter 4.4 Web application is compatible with the following Web browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge

vCloud Usage Meter 4.4 is tested against the following Web browser versions.

Windows

Windows 10

  • Google Chrome 90.0.4430.72
  • Microsoft Edge 89.0.774.77
  • Mozilla Firefox 88.0

macOS

macOS Catalina 10.15.7

  • Google Chrome 89.0.4389.128
  • Mozilla Firefox 87.0
  • Apple Safari 14.0.3

macOS Big Sur 11.2.3

  • Google Chrome 90.0.4430.72
  • Mozilla Firefox 87.0
  • Apple Safari 14.0.3

Linux

Ubuntu 20.10

  • Google Chrome 90.0.4430.72
  • Mozilla Firefox 87.0

Upgrade

You can install vCloud Usage Meter 4.4 as an in-place upgrade on top of vCloud Usage Meter 4.x. For information, see In-Place upgrade of vCloud Usage Meter.
If you are upgrading from vCloud Usage Meter 4.1.x, in the vCloud Usage Meter Web interface, you must manually accept the certificates for all metered product servers.

Resolved Issues

  • Adding a new instance for metering in vCloud Usage Meter fails with an error message

    When you add a new instance for metering in vCloud Usage Meter, the operation fails with an error message.
    Certificate error for [hostname or IP address]: can not verify certificate chain

    vCloud Usage Meter validates the certificate chain for each product and expects that the first certificate in the chain is issued and signed by the entity represented by the second certificate. If the certificates of the instance you are adding for metering are not in a correct order, vCloud Usage Meter cannot verify them.

Known Issues

  • NEW Configuring vCloud Usage Meter to use a proxy server to connect to the Internet fails with an error message

    In the initial vCloud Usage Meter Web interface, if you configure the appliance to connect to the Internet by using a network proxy server that requires an authentication, the configuration fails with an error message.
    Failed to connect to the proxy server: Failed to authenticate with proxy

    Workaround: There is no workaround at this time.

  • vCloud Usage Meter cannot collect product consumption data from a registered VMware Cloud Director instance associated with a disconnected or disabled vCenter Server instance

    The product consumption data metering for a VMware Cloud Director associated with one or multiple vCenter Server instances fails if one or more of the vCenter Server instances are in a disabled or disconnected state.

    Workaround: To fix this issue, in VMware Cloud Director, you must either enable and reconnect the vCenter Server instances, or remove from VMware Cloud Director the vCenter Server instances that are in disabled and disconnected state.

  • vCloud Usage Meter reports the product consumption data for a vCenter Server instance running on a Demo or Perpetual host

    If you register a vCenter Server instance that is managed by VMware Cloud Foundation and running on a Demo or Perpetual host, vCloud Usage Meter reports its product consumption data for the month of the registration. vCloud Usage Meter should not report the product consumption data for Demo and Perpetual hosts.

    Workaround: There is no workaround at this time.

  • vCloud Usage Meter cannot detect vSAN

    If a vSAN enabled cluster is listed with different names in the vCenter Server inventory and the Licensing Service, vCloud Usage Meter cannot detect the vSAN and does not meter the product consumption report to VMware.

    Workaround: Follow the instructions in the Usage Meter doesn't detect vSAN KB article.

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