In this post, I will discuss how automatic metering and reporting by VMware Usage Meter 4.2 works with VMware Cloud Director Availability.
Cloud Director Availability Enhancements
With version 4.0, VMware Cloud Director Availability (VCDA) introduced enhancements that detect if a Usage Meter instance is connected to the Cloud Manager instance. If it’s not, the provider administrator will see an orange banner that shows Usage Meter connectivity is not established –
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I am happy to announce that VMware Cloud Director Availability 4.0, formerly known as vCloud Availability, is now available. It’s been an honor to work closely with the team on seeing these releases come to fruition.
VCDA 4.0 – Download Page
VCDA 4.0 – Release Notes
In this post, I am going to review some of the top additions or changes to VMware Cloud Director Availability (VCDA 4.0). However, one of my focus points is SLA profiles. This is a new addition to VCDA 4.0.
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Our team has officially released VMware vCloud Availability 3.5 this week. This is a jam-packed release that has quite a bit of value based on Cloud Provider feedback and customer consumption.
In this post, I’m going to highlight the new technical additions that are now part of the VMware vCloud Availability 3.5. VMware vCloud Availability 3.5, or vCAv, is a comprehensive Disaster Recovery as a Service and Migration platform.
New to vCAv? Check out this introductory post.
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Last week, the VMware Cloud Provider team released a hot patch for VMware vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.1. Usage Meter can now automatically meter vCloud Availability (vCAv) 3.x instances. This also covers Site Recovery Manager (SRM) virtual appliances along with a few bug fixes.
Prior to this hot patch, a VMware Cloud Provider would need to manually report usage by exporting the vCAv Manager report on a monthly basis. This hot patch mitigates that process by now providing automatic metering of vCAv instances within a Usage Meter appliance.
This is intended for Cloud Providers that are participating in the VMware Cloud Provider Program (VCPP).
In this post, I will review the setup instructions and what needs to be done so proper metering is in place for vCAv 3.0.
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