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Workaround for Chargeback and the vCD Appliance

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by Tom Stephens, Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware (Twitter: @vCloud_Storm)

If you have tried to integrate a VMware vCenter Chargeback Manager installation with the vCloud Director Appliance  you likely ran into some issues.  The main reason for this was the configuration of the Oracle XE embedded database that is bundled with the vCloud Director Appliance. 

If you find yourself in a position where you want to evaluate VMware Chargeback with the vCloud Director Appliance, I’d suggest you go read this KB article.  This article shows you how to make the required changes to the listener.ora file for the embedded database so you can successfully integrate the two. 

If you haven’t checked out using Chargeback with vCloud Director, now might be a good time to do so.  It’s great in multi-tenancy environments or if you just want to generate quick reports to show resource consumption.