To meter the product consumption data of VMware Cloud Director Availability, you must add the product instance to vCloud Usage Meter.

vCloud Usage Meter supports metering of VMware Cloud Director Availability 3.5 and later. For information about compatibility between vCloud Usage Meter and VMware Cloud Director Availability, see the VMware Product Interoperability Matrix.
Connectivity

If you deploy vCloud Usage Meter in an external network and has no direct access to VMware Cloud Director Availability, Cloud Replication Management Appliance, or the vCenter Replication Management Appliance provide the Service Endpoint address as Endpoint. For Cloud Replication Management Appliance, set the Restrict Admin APIs by source IP configuration to Allow admin access from anywhere.

If you deploy vCloud Usage Meter as a part of the same network segment as VMware Cloud Director Availability and has direct access to VMware Cloud Director Availability, Cloud Replication Management Appliance, or the vCenter Replication Management Appliance, as Endpoint, provide the Cloud Replication Management Appliance address.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that vCloud Usage Meter can connect to VMware Cloud Director Availability.
  • Verify that you have the root credentials for the VMware Cloud Director Availability appliance.
  • Verify that the VMware Cloud Director Availability certificate is FIPS compliant.

Procedure

  1. In the main menu bar of the vCloud Usage Meter Web interface, click Products.
  2. In the left pane, select Migration & Recovery > Cloud Director Availability.
  3. On the Cloud Director Availability page, click the Add.
  4. In the Endpoint text box, enter the host name or IP address of your VMware Cloud Director Availability instance.
    For information about the different connectivity options, see Connectivity.
  5. In the Username and Password text boxes, enter the credentials of a VMware Cloud Director Availability root user.
  6. Click Add.

Results

The product is part of the list of instances. If an error occurs, a message appears in the Status column in the Cloud Director Availability list of instances.