Prerequisites

Before you configure this process, you must:

Automated Process Overview

Here is how the process works.

  1. The usage_metering probe scans your UIM environment to identify usage items within the managed environment.
  2. The billing probe collects usage item data from all the usage_metering instances in the environment, performs the calculations required to generate a billing report, and creates the report. Note that:
  3. Immediately after it creates the report, the billing probe delivers the report as a payload for webgtw.
  4. Webgtw to transport to CA.
  5. If there are overages, the CA account representative contacts the customer to discuss them.
  6. CA issues an invoice.