This section is common to all the editions of IT360 - Professional Edition, Enterprise Edition (Probes only) and MSP Edition (Probes only).
IT360 can discover your entire VMware virtual infrastructure through the vCenter server and provide dependency mapping of its components. The ‘VMware Virtual Infrastructure Group’ allows you to quickly discover all your virtual resources and model them the same way they are configured in the vCenter server. The VMware infrastructure will be automatically categorized into components such as Datacenter, Cluster, ESX/ESXi hosts, VMs, etc. Once you discover the virtual infrastructure, you can easily track the availability, health and performance metrics of its various components.
Follow the steps given below to create a VMware Virtual Infrastructure group:
Navigate to 'Admin -> Servers & Applications -> New Monitor'.
From the Add Monitor of type drop down list, select vCenter, under Virtualization category. The Discover Virtual Infrastructure through vCenter wizard is displayed.
Provide a Display Name for the monitor.
Hostname / IP address should be the server on which the vCenter server is running.
Port should be the Https port, at which the vSphere web service is running. The default port is 443.
Username and Password should be the credentials of any vCenter user with admin privileges.
Specify the Polling Interval in minutes.
Choose the Grouping, to which you want to associate the vCenter, from the combo box;
In the case of Professional Edition, it is Business Service [optional]
In the case of Enterprise Edition - Probe, it is Business Service [optional]
In the case of MSP Edition - Probe, it is Customer and Site [mandatory]
Once you have added the vCenter server, IT360 will auto-discover all the ESX/ESXi, Datacenters, Clusters in the inventory of the server, as shown below:
In order to monitor ESX/ESXi discovered through vCenter Server, you need to provide credentials of individual ESX servers discovered.
For more information on the performance metrics provided by the VMware virtual infrastructure monitor, refer here.
VMware vCenter Servers