Attention VMware Service Provider partners! In case you missed it, last month we announced new improvements to the vCloud Usage Meter with the launch of version 3.3. We’ve enhanced the “Monthly Usage” report to improve reporting efficiencies and accuracy of reporting down to the precise numbers of VMs hosted and under management – providing valuable information to improve future VSPP product offerings.
One such reporting improvement includes Usage Meter 3.3’s ability to report product usage data directly into the VSPP Business Portal. This functionality streamlines the monthly usage reporting cycle for product and end user data (though Service Providers will still need to approve the data prior to submission of monthly reports to VSPP Aggregators).
Other key features of the release include:
- Introduction of business intelligence reporting along with the monthly product report;
- Support for direct reporting to the VSPP business portal;
- Support for vCloud Automation Center;
- Refreshed versions of supported products;
- Expanded API support;
- And product improvements.
VMware vCloud Usage Meter 3.3 offers Service Providers security, compliance, reliability, and lowered operational expenses in reporting product usage. If you haven’t already done so, download vCloud Usage Meter 3.3 by visiting the community page. For more information, our VMware vCloud Usage Meter reference guides, both User and API, have also been updated to reflect the changes in 3.3.