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How are points calculated on usage data?

The VMware vCloud Service Provider Bundles are charged as per aggregated reserved RAM usage, and charging is done through a monthly point system where months can have the following number of days:

28-day months = 672 hours 
29-day months = 696 hours 
30-day months = 720 hours 
31-day months = 744 hours

*VMware vCloud SP Bundles

Standard Bundle

  Point Per Unit   Bundle Name
       8                      VMware vCloud SP Standard Bundle with Management
       8                      VMware vCloud SP Standard Bundle with Networking

Advanced Bundle

  Point Per Unit   Bundle Name
       7                      VMware vCloud SP Advanced Bundle
       9                      VMware vCloud SP Advanced Bundle with Networking
       10                    VMware vCloud SP Advanced Bundle with Management
       12                    VMware vCloud SP Advanced Bundle with Management & Networking

vCloud Usage Meter Billing vRAM Calculation:

vCloud Usage Meter 3.6 calculates billing RAM for the powered-on VM by taking the greater value of:
1. Reserved RAM
2. ½ of the allocated RAM

Billed RAM is billing RAM x Time in hours. The billed RAMs are summed, converted to GB, and then divided by the number of hours in the month to give the Average Billed RAM (GB) that can be found on the Monthly Usage Report.
Once the value is taken from the two calculates above, all GB above 24 will be capped at 24GB

Example:
During one 30-day calendar month, a Service Provider uses the vCloud Service Provider Bundle – Advanced Edition to configure her virtual machine with 16 vGB for 15 days and 48 vGB for the remaining 15 days.

The reservation level for the virtual machine is set at 75 percent for the entire month (if no reservation is set, use 0.5 instead).


• 15 days x 24 hours x 16 vGB x 0.75 = 4,320 vGB hours
• 15 days x 24 hours x 24 vGB (48 vGB x 0.75 but capped at 24 GB) = 8,640 vGB hours
• Total vGB hours = 12,960 vGB hours
• Total points = 12,960 vGB hours ÷ 720 hours/month x 7 points (for Advanced) = 126 points

* Current bundles will be discontinued after Oct 31, 2020.

The Service Provider must report (Manual) / Submit (Automatic) the usage data provided by the vCloud Usage Meter by the 5th of every month on the VMware Commerce Portal.