VMware vCloud Usage Meter 4.3 Deployment Guide

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.

VMware vCloud Usage Meter 4.3 Download Page

Standard Documentation:

  1. VMware Usage Meter – Official Documentation
  2. VMware Configuration Maximums – Usage Meter

Sections:

  1. Usage Meter 4.3 Architecture
  2. VMware Cloud Provider Terms
  3. Usage Meter 4.3 Operating Modes
  4. Initial Usage Meter 4.3 Deployment
  5. In-Place Upgrade from Usage Meter 4.2
  6. VMware Commerce Portal Registration
  7. Usage Meter 4.3 Endpoint Configuration
  8. Typical Monthly Activity
  9. Summary
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VMware Cloud Director 10.2 – SSL Management and Public Address Configuration

With the release of VMware Cloud Director (VCD) 10.2, I wanted to review how SSL management has changed. In this blog post, I will highlight the new SSL functionality and securing a new VCD 10.2 instance.

Introduction

First, certificate management has always been a challenging process and not intuitive for newer VCD providers. Our engineering team has made a concerted effort to simplify certificate and endpoint management as we continue to evolve the platform.

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VMworld 2020 – Top Cloud Provider Sessions

VMworld is this week! While I am sad I cannot see many of you in person, I wanted to spend some time to review a few sessions that are rather pertinent for our global cloud providers. I am going to break this out into specific categories. The sessions I list below are not exhaustive in nature as there are over 40+ sessions that are Cloud Provider focused.

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VMware Cloud Director – Changing the Organization VDC Allocation Model

In this blog post, I am going to discuss the capability of changing the allocation model of an organization virtual data center (oVDC) within VMware Cloud Director (VCD).

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