Chargeback Manager

How to upgrade vCenter Chargeback Manager 2.5 to version 2.6

Here is a quick-steps guide on how to upgrade the vCenter Chargeback Manager 2.5 to version 2.6. In this case I will perform an in-place upgrade of vCenter Chargeback Manager which is running on a Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual machine. Before we begin, let’s take a look at what’s new in vCenter Chargeback Manager 2.6. VMI Costing Enhanced CSV Reporting Delete Multiple Reports VCVA (VC with embedded vPostgres) Support Option to Remove Deleted vCD […]

Chargeback Manager

Building vCloud Suite POC – Part 12: vCenter Chargeback Manager Cost Analysis and Reporting

Now the installation and configuration of vCenter Chargeback Manager is completed, a new chargeback hierarchy can be created. A chargeback hierarchy is an organization of vCenter Server entities and vCenter Chargeback Manager entities. The vCenter Server entities include virtual machines, hosts, data centers, resource pools, host folders, and virtual machine folders. Create New Hierarchy To identify the resource utilization and generate a usage or cost report, we must first create a chargeback hierarchy and add […]

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Building vCloud Suite POC – Part 11: Install and Configure vCenter Chargeback Manager

Now that the installation requirements are met, we can proceed with installation of the vCenter Chargeback Manager. In this case, I’ve created a dedicated virtual machine with default settings running Windows Server 2008 R2 with SP1. I assume you already downloaded the software and extracted it to a directory. Install vCenter Chargeback Manager Start the executable and wait for the installation wizard. Click Next at the Introduction screen. Accept the EULA and click Next. Click […]

Chargeback Manager

Building vCloud Suite POC – Part 10: Add vCenter Chargeback Manager

So, the cloud environment is up and running. The organizations are created and vApps populated with virtual machines. The next question that arises is how to determine the resource utilization and how to calculate the costs for virtual machines that use resources in the cloud. The VMware vCloud Suite includes the vCenter Chargeback Manager which is suited for the job. Before we begin with the preparation, installation and configuration of vCenter Chargeback Manager, let’s first […]