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Usage Meter 4.3 is Now Available!

VMware is excited to say that Usage Meter 4.3 is now available, and with it comes feature parity with Usage Meter 3.6.1. All partners running older versions of Usage Meter can now adopt Usage Meter 4.3!

Usage Meter has undergone a massive transition from an on-prem only to SaaS+Agent architecture!

How metering in Usage Meter 4.x works

 

By moving to a SaaS+Agent model, partners no longer need to:

  • Update Usage Meter if program changes happen
    • Usage Meter only needs to be updated when products are updated or when versions go end of life
  • Perform data retention for compliance purposes
    • All usage data is stored in the SaaS service! No need to hold onto Usage Meter appliances for 3 years
    • Though if you have a UM 3.X appliance with usage data younger than 3 years, still hold on to that!

Usage Meter Considerations Table

 

 

Product Collection Parity

Usage Meter 4.3 now meets feature parity with UM 3.6.1, so partners can migrate to the latest version without issue! Partners will need to deploy a whole new appliance one last time, but once you are on UM 4.X you can do in-place upgrades going forward.

Let’s take a look at the products metered!

Usage Meter Features Matrix

 

So what are you waiting for!

Download the Usage Meter appliance today from here:

https://my.vmware.com/en/web/vmware/downloads/info/slug/datacenter_cloud_infrastructure/vmware_vcloud_usage_meter/4_3

 

Check out the upgrade and migration instructions here:
https://docs.vmware.com/en/vCloud-Usage-Meter/4.3/Getting-Started-vCloud-Usage-Meter/GUID-5633EEE0-D642-433D-9F10-DFDF33A2065D.html

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4 comments have been added so far

    1. Hi Ivo,

      As VMware Product Interoperability Matrices show, Usage Meter 4.3 supports currently vRealize Automation versions 7.5.0 and 7.6.0.

  1. Hi, upgraded from versione 4.2, after the first reboot the appliance failed to start with a kernel panic and a message:
    “dracut: FATAL: FIPS integrity test failed”
    “dracut: Refusing to continue”

    Steps to solve the problem:
    – DON’T REBOOT the appliance after installing the upgrade package
    – Locate your boot partition with command “mount | grep boot” (eg. /dev/sda2)
    – Edit file /boot/grub2/grub.cfg, locate the parameter “fips=1” and add “boot=/dev/sda2” after it
    – Reboot

    Hope it helps 🙂

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