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
In this post, I am going to review the deployment steps for installing and configuring the newly available VMware App Launchpad. Also, I will be doing a high-level overview as I am learning about this new VCD addition.
VMware App Launchpad Introduction
First, the VMware App Launchpad is a platform that allows for the ability to create application catalogs within VMware Cloud Director (VCD) for self-service. The value behind this is Bitnami’s entire catalog platform, which is integrated into VMware App Launchpad. A provider can also create custom applications and expose these through the plugin.Continue reading “Deploying VMware App Launchpad for VMware Cloud Director”