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PeterCr
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How does vCloud Usage Meter 3.6 automatically detect NSX editions based on features usage at a per VM granularity

Are there details about how this works available?

Specifically what logic does the Usage Meter use, to determine if a VM should be licensed for which version of NSX.

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PeterCr
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VMware Support provided the whitepaper, so I have uploaded it here in lieu of any recent update on the community forums from VMware on this issue.

Usage_Meter_3.6_Product_Detection_White_Paper_9.20.17.pdf

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mhampto
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Please review the vCloud Usage Meter Release Notes as there is quite a lot of information for NSX, as well as the VMware vCloud Usage Meter Landing Page.

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Basefarm
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Could you please point to where that is mentioned on the docs your are linking too?
Lots of information yes, but not answering the question as far as I can see.

PeterCr
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Yeah I read everything, even the API documentation and couldn't find it anywhere.

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JerKlo
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Hi PeterCr,

the US team is working on a WhitePater to provide the detailed answer on how the Usage Meter 3.6 defines if a VM is consuming a NSX Base, Advanced or Enterprise feature. So please stay tuned.

Regards,

Jerome

Basefarm
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Awesome, please provide details on the detection itself.

Thank you!

- Anders

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JerKlo
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Hi Anders,

I would kindly ask to wait for the offical release of this whitepaper. 😉

I guess following the VMware Blogs

Partner News - - VMware Blogs

vCloud Architecture Toolkit (vCAT) Blog - - VMware Blogs

VMware vCloud Blog - VMware vCloud

https://blogs.vmware.com/vcat/vcloud-air-network

VMlive event related Usage Meter 3.6 could help you until the official release:

Events

Regards,

Jerome

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PeterCr
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Where in the Usage Meter 3.6 is the per VM NSX Edition information visible?

Also is there any update on the whitepaper?

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PeterCr
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VMware Support provided the whitepaper, so I have uploaded it here in lieu of any recent update on the community forums from VMware on this issue.

Usage_Meter_3.6_Product_Detection_White_Paper_9.20.17.pdf