You must provide and maintain certain details for vCloud Usage Meter to collect product consumption data from vCenter Server instances. These details include the host name and credentials.
vCloud Usage Meter automatically detects and meters vSAN product consumption data after you add the vCenter Server instance on which you activated vSAN. vCloud Usage Meter also detects the vSAN edition based on a use of features. vCloud Usage Meter collects usage information on an hourly basis at the cluster level and it is averaged over the month in which the use occurs. The consumption information for individual virtual machines is not available. For information about adding a vCenter Server instance, see Configure Permissions for vCenter Server and Add a vCenter Server Instance for Metering.
vCloud Usage Meter automatically detects vSphere with Tanzu after you add the vCenter Server instance on which you activated vSphere with Tanzu. The default selected edition for vSphere with Tanzu is Basic. For information about adding a vCenter Server instance, see Configure Permissions for vCenter Server and Add a vCenter Server Instance for Metering.
vCloud Usage Meter 4.6 supports the registration and metering of product servers with different FQDN but using the same IP address behind a reverse proxy. The metering of such product servers is redirected to different endpoints located behind the proxy.
If the instance you want to add for metering uses network and security configuration entities such as load balancer, proxy, or firewall, or you use proxy over HTTPS, you must import their certificates to the vCloud Usage Meter appliance keystore. For more information, see vCloud Usage Meter Certificate Management.