vCloud Usage Meter version 4.3 Upgrade

vCloud Usage Meter version 4.3 has been released couple of weeks ago, as version 3.6.x goes End of support on March 2021 it’s a good time to upgrade.

With Usage Meter Version 4.3 partners no longer need to update Usage Meter if program changes happen and also don’t need anymore to perform data retention for compliance purposes, because all usage data is stored in the SaaS service.

Products Support:

  • NSX-T
  • vRealize Network Insight
  • vSphere with Kubernetes
  • SDDC Manager


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In- Place Upgrade:

 vCloud Usage Meter 4.3 can be installed as an in-place upgrade on top of vCloud Usage Meter 4.1.x or vCloud Usage Meter 4.2. 

Prerequisites
  • Back up or take a snapshot of the source vCloud Usage Meter appliance that you want to upgrade.
  • You must enable SSH on the source vCloud Usage Meter appliance.
  • You must have a password to log in to the vCloud Usage Meter console as root.
Procedure
  1. Locally on you computer, download the ums-system-upgrade.shar file.
  2. Copy the upgrade ums-system-upgrade.shar file to a folder in the source vCloud Usage Meter console.You can use a SCP software like WinSCP on Windows.
  3. Log in to the source vCloud Usage Meter console as root.
  4. To install the shar file, run the command.
  5. To complete the in-place upgrade, you must reboot the appliance.After rebooting the appliance, the system generates a cloudusagemetering-old folder for the source vCloud Usage Meter installation backup. A newly created cloudusagemetering folder points to the upgraded vCloud Usage Meter installation.
  6. Verify that the vCloud Usage Meter services are up and running.
    1. Enter the /opt/vmware/cloudusagemetering directory.
    2. Verify the status of the vCloud Usage Meter services.
  7. Stop SSH by running the command

Migrate product configuration:

Product configuration data can be migrated from your source vCloud Usage Meter 3.6.x appliance to your vCloud Usage Meter 4.3 appliance.

Prerequisites:

  • Back up or take a snapshot of the source vCloud Usage Meter appliance.
  • You must have the TCP host name or IP address and the usgmtr user password of the source vCloud Usage Meter appliance. 
  • Deploy vCloud Usage Meter 4.3 as a new appliance.

Procedure:

  1. Log in to the source vCloud Usage Meter console as root
  2. Start the SSHD service in the source vCloud Usage Meter appliance by running the following command. service sshd start
  3. Log in to the target vCloud Usage Meter console as usagemeter
  4. Start the SSHD service in the target vCloud Usage Meter appliance by running the following command. su root service sshd start
  5. To migrate the source product configuration data to the target vCloud Usage Meter 4.3 appliance, run the command. migrateum hostname

    Here, hostname is the TCP host name or IP address of the source vCloud Usage Meter appliance from which you are migrating the vCenter Server configuration data. 

    The migrateum command uses SSH and Secure copy protocol to export the database and keystore files from the source system and copy it to vCloud Usage Meter 4.3.

    Confirm that you want to migrate vCloud Usage Meter data. 
    You must enter the usgmtr password of the source vCloud Usage Meter appliance and confirm that you want to proceed with the data migration. 
  6. In the source vCloud Usage Meter console, stop the sshd service by running the following command. service sshd stop
  7. In the target vCloud Usage Meter console, disable the sshd service by running the following command.
Results

The login credentials for the vCloud Usage Meter 4.3 Web interface are the usagemeter ones, that you set during the deployment of vCloud Usage Meter 4.3.

Important:

You can run the migrateum command only once. 

To ensure that vCloud Usage Meter 4.3 is working correctly, run the new appliance in parallel with the source appliance for at least one full reporting cycle.

The vRealize Operations Manager product configuration data is not migrated from the source vCloud Usage Meter appliance to the target vCloud Usage Meter 4.3 appliance. If a vRealize Operations Manager server is associated with a vCenter Server instance that you added for metering in the source vCloud Usage Meter appliance, after you migrate the product confirguration data, vCloud Usage Meter 4.3 automatically detects the vRealize Operations Manager server.

To start metering the product consumption data of the migrated vRealize Automation instance, in the vCloud Usage Meter Web interface, you must manually update the vRealize Automation instance details and accept the server certificate.

See you next year, enjoy your Holidays

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