Usage Metering in Service Provider Foundation


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator

As a hoster, Service Provider Foundation provides usage metering that enables you to:

  • Obtain metrics for tenant usage consumption for virtual machines, CPU, memory, network, and disk.

  • Determine capacity utilization.

  • Bill tenants for their usage according their plans.


Service Provider Foundation provides the Usage web service to be used only by Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server or by third party billing providers. The Usage web service endpoint should not be accessed for other purposes to prevent data loss due to unnecessary or erroneous queries.


For information on integrating usage with a generic billing system using the Windows Azure Pack for Windows Server and API, see the Usage Extensibility.docx Microsoft Word document that is available in the download of "Web Sites, Virtual Machines, Service Management Portal, and Service Management API Samples - Feb 2013" from the Microsoft Download Center.

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