If a vRealize Operations Manager server is associated with a vCenter Server instance that you added for metering, vCloud Usage Meter detects the vRealize Operations Manager and displays the servers in the vCloud Usage Meter Web interface.
vCloud Usage Meter also detects all vCenter Server servers monitored by a vRealize Operations Manager instance. To avoid configuration issues, configure the metered vCenter Server instances, the associated vRealize Operations Manager instances, and vCloud Usage Meter to use the same time zone.
Reporting of managed and unmanaged vCenter Server line items
If the added vRealize Operations Manager monitors a vCenter Server instance, which is added for metering, vCloud Usage Meter reports the product consumption for this vCenter Server instance as Managed vCenter line items.
If the added vRealize Operations Manager monitors a vCenter Server instance, which is not added for metering, vCloud Usage Meter reports the product consumption for this vCenter Server as Unmanaged vCenter Servers line items.
Virtual Machines monitored by vRealize Operations Manager that are running on Unmanaged vCenter Servers are always reported as standalone.
vRealize Operations Manager Edition-based reporting
vRealize Operations Manager Standard, Advanced, and Enterprise editions are reported as Flex add-on or standalone depending on your preference.
vRealize Operations Manager license groups
For vRealize Operations Manager 8.6 and later, vCloud Usage Meter supports license-based metering on a virtual machine level by using the vRealize Operations Manager license groups.
- Every license must be a member of only one license group. If you add a license to two or more license groups, vCloud Usage Meter considers it as a member of the first license group returned by vRealize Operations Manager API.
- When configuring the vRealize Operations Manager license groups, do not include in the same group licenses with different license editions. If you configure a license group that includes licenses with different license editions, the highest license is applied to all license group objects.