How Points Are 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 

The formula for calculating net points is: 

  • Points per 1 GB reserved RAM
    • 5 Points for VMware vCloud SP Standard Bundle
    • 8 Points for VMware vCloud SP Standard Bundle with Networking
    • 8 Points for VMware vCloud SP Standard Bundle with Management
    • 7 Points for VMware vCloud SP Advanced 

    • 9 Points for VMware vCloud SP Advanced Bundle with Networking
    • 10 Points for VMware vCloud SP Advanced Bundle with Management
    • 12 Points for VMware vCloud SP Advanced Bundle with Networking and Management
  • vGB hours are calculated with consideration of floor (minimum value) and ceiling (maximum value) values
    • The floor value is equal to a minimum of 50 percent vRAM reservation. For example, if you set vRAM reservation below the floor value, to 35%, your usage will be metered at the minimum, viz. 50%.
    • The ceiling value or a 24 GB cap is the maximum value that could be charged. For example, if you are consuming 1 terabyte of vGB hours, then you will only be billed for 24 GB of vGB hours.


Example
During one 30-day calendar month, a Service Provider uses the vCloud Service Provider Advanced Bundle 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.

  • 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 

The Service Provider must report the usage data provided by the vCloud Usage Meter each month to his or her Aggregator. At the individual product level, the amount reported can be rounded down to the nearest whole number.