VMWare ESX / ESXi Server

This section is common to all the editions of IT360 - Professional Edition, Enterprise Edition (Probes only) and MSP Edition (Probes only).

IT360 connects with VMware ESX/ESXi servers through standard APIs and determines the health status as well as the performance of the host servers and their corresponding virtual machines.

User Permissions

In order to add VMWare ESX/ESXi servers for monitoring, we recommend to use the root account. However, in case, you are unable to use the root account, you can use a 'view-only' profile, to add the servers. This profile has enough rights to be used for monitoring. The user, you create, must be;

Steps to Create a New VMware ESX/ESXi Server

Follow the steps given below to create a new VMware ESX/ESXi server monitor:

  1. Login to IT360 console with the Username and Password of an Admin user.

  2. Click the Admin tab in the header pane.

  3. Click Discover/Add under Discovery.

  4. Choose the option Add from the Discover/Add type dropdown and choose the option Application.

  5. In the Add New Monitor wizard displayed, click VMware ESX/ESXi under Virtualization. The Add Monitor wizard displayed, as shown below:

  1. Specify the Display Name of the VMware ESX server.

  2. Enter the Host Name/IP Address of the host, where the VMware server is running.

  3. Enter the Port, where the server is running. It should be the HTTPS port at which the vSphere web service is running. The default port is 443.

  4. Enter User Name and Password for authentication.

  5. Choose the type of VM Discovery. Under each VMware ESX/ESXi monitor, is listed a set of VMs. Depending on the option, you choose, the VM discovery will happen. If you choose the option;

  6. Specify the Polling interval, in minutes. By default, it is 5 minutes. (The time interval to monitor the different parameters configured for a Monitor)
  1. Now, Associate the above Monitor Instances to a Business Service. i.e. choose the Business Service, to which you want to associate the VMware ESX/ESXi server, from the combo box. If no Business Service is found, Create one by clicking the Create New Business Service link.

  1. Click Add Monitor(s). This discovers the VMware ESX/ESXi server from the network and starts monitoring it.

Once you add the ESX/ESXi server, IT360 will auto-discover all the virtual machines in the inventory of the server.

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See Also:

Monitor Information - VMware ESX/ESXi Servers | Create Other New Monitors



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