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”
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
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 –Continue reading “VMware Cloud Director Availability and Usage Meter 4.2 – Automatic Metering and Reporting”
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”