In the first post of the series we discussed Chargeback API basics and how to interact with it using Firefox REST Client. In this second and final post we will see how Chargeback integrates with vCenter Orchestrator.
VMware provides a plugin for the integration between vCO and CBM, however there some caveats with that plugin. First it is for version 2.0 and to be able to use it with 2.5 or above there are some changes to perform, the whole process is described in VMware KB 203145.
Second gotcha of the plugin is that it doesn’t cover every possible API within Chargeback, yes you heard it correctly. To cover those parts we need to use the vCO plugin for REST APIs, of course this plugin needs some configuration before being able to interact with Chargeback but will see later how to do it.
Add Chargeback server to vCenter…
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