In this post, I’ll be covering what’s released within VMware vCloud Usage Meter 4.5 along with the streamlined upgrade steps to this release.Continue reading “VMware vCloud Usage Meter 4.5: Upgrade and What’s New”
With the release of vCloud Usage Meter 4.4, we have re-introduced Customer Monthly Reporting inside of Usage Meter and Usage Insight. In this post, I will walk through some of the newer capabilities and differences with this level of granular reporting.Continue reading “Using Customer Monthly Reporting in Usage Meter 4.4”
In this blog post, I will show all of the steps required to operationalize vCloud Usage Meter 4.3, or UM, within your data center. With the end of availability of Usage Meter 3.6.1, it is imperative that all VMware Cloud Providers start a plan of action to migrate to the 4.3 codebase.
Moreover, I’ll provide the full context on how UM works with Usage Insight and the VMware Commerce Portal.
While this is a long blog post, it’s important we highlight all of the necessary steps within the VMware consumption operational model for VMware Cloud Providers.
- Usage Meter 4.3 Architecture
- VMware Cloud Provider Terms
- Usage Meter 4.3 Operating Modes
- Initial Usage Meter 4.3 Deployment
- In-Place Upgrade from Usage Meter 4.2
- VMware Commerce Portal Registration
- Usage Meter 4.3 Endpoint Configuration
- Typical Monthly Activity
On our VMware Cloud Provider Partner Slack workspace, a question came up on why Usage Meter 3.6.1 (UM) was failing to connect to a newly deploy vRealize Operations (vROps) 8.1 instance.
The failure message that was being received was “incorrect username or password”, even though the credentials were correct. Firewall rules were not blocking accessibility.Continue reading “Usage Meter 3.6.1 and vRealize Operations 8.1 Authentication”