A method and system for automatically metering a distributed file system node is provided. The method includes receiving data associated with jobs for execution via a distributed file system. Characteristics of the jobs are uploaded and policy metrics data associated with hardware usage metering is retrieved. Resource requests associated with hardware resource usage are retrieved and attributes associated with the resource requests are uploaded. The policy metrics data is analyzed and a recommendation circuit is queried with respect to the resource requests. A set of metrics of the policy metrics data associated with the resource requests is determined and a machine learning circuit is updated. Utilized hardware resources are determined with respect to the hardware usage metering and said resource requests.