What’s taking place?
Utilization Perception service is decommissioning parts of the cloud service which can be used for ingestion and processing of older Utilization Meter 4.1 and 4.2 brokers. Because of this any associate utilizing Utilization Meter 4.1 or Utilization Meter 4.2, will not have the ability to meter, add, and course of utilization right into a Month-to-month Utilization Report.
Why is that this taking place?
Because the Utilization Perception service continues to construct and improve on consumer/associate wants, it turns into obvious that there are parts that want to vary or be rebuilt. VMware got here to this crossroad final 12 months as we began engaged on some future enhancements. We tried to increase this purposeful assist for so long as we may, however Utilization Perception is at a degree that these older parts are actually blocking future work. As a result of these blockers, prolonged purposeful assist for Utilization Meter 4.1 and 4.2 should come to an finish in order that Utilization Perception can hold enhancing.
When is that this taking place?
Finish of Useful assist will occur on July fifth, 2021. This enables any Utilization Meter 4.1 or 4.2 equipment to nonetheless be used for the June Month-to-month Billing Order which is obtainable in July.
The way to inform if I’m affected?
There are two methods to see what model you might be working:
- Login to the Utilization Meter equipment, go to the highest proper and click on on the consumer icon, then click on “About”.
- Login to Cloud Companion Navigator, then obtain a replica of a month-to-month utilization report. All studies include the Utilization Meter model
Alternatively, you can search for emails that got here from VMware stating that Utilization Meter 4.1 and 4.2 are going Finish of Help. Emails are being despatched to companions nonetheless working these variations on daily basis based mostly on customers within the Navigator organizations.
What do I have to do?
Not a lot actually, simply carry out an in-place improve from Utilization Meter 4.1/4.2 to Utilization Meter 4.5.
What If I do nothing?
Companions that fail to improve to a supported model of Utilization Meter (As is required in VCPP) are thought of out of technical compliance and won’t have a month-to-month utilization report generated. Because of this automated reporting will stop to operate. Companions are required to run supported variations of Utilization Meter in accordance with this system information.
Licensing Compliance will probably be reaching out to those companions instantly as half a compliance evaluation on account of working unsupported variations of Utilization Meter.