To hide the sensitive data like virtual machine name, host name, and user name, the data transferred between vCloud Usage Meter and vCloud Usage Insight is anonymized. You can remove the anonymization of the Monthly Usage report, Cluster History report, and the Virtual Machine History report.


  • You must have a password to log in to the vCloud Usage Meter console as root.
  • You must start the SSHD service on the vCloud Usage Meter console.
  • You must download the report you want to de-anonymize.
  • Verify that the destination location where you want to save the de-anonymized report, exists.


  1. Log in to the vCloud Usage Meter console as usagemeter.
  2. Enter the /opt/vmware/cloudusagemetering directory.
    cd /opt/vmware/cloudusagemetering
  3. To deanonymize the anonymized Monthly Usage, Cluster History, or Virtual Machine History report, run the command.
    ./scripts/ [location_of_anonymized_report]/[tsv-file-name].tsv  [destination_for_de-anonymized_report]/[destination-file-name]
    You can also run the script on a different file that contains an anonymized data.
    A message displays. Your report was successfully deanonymized. The result is located at [destination_for_de-anonymized_report]/[file-name]
    Note: If the destination for the de-anonymized report does not exist, you still receive a message for successfully completed de-anonymization, but the de-anonymized file is not created.