How to add a VMware vCenter/Esx host?

Add a VMware vCenter/Esx host?

  • Go to Settings -> discovery -> add credential
  • Click on add credential -> VMware
  • Enter the username and password which are used to access VMware/Vsphere client and save the credential
  • Enable / disable Auto VM discovery option - If enabled, Auto VM discovery automatically updates any changes in the vCenter environment ( such as addition of new VMs to a Vcenter ) to OpManager.
  • Now go to discovery -> add VMware
  • Chose Discover vCenter ( for vCenter based discovery ) /  Discover ESX ( for ESX host based discovery ) and enter the IPaddress / DNS name. 
  • Select the VMware credentials.
  • Along with VMware you can chose SNMP / WMI (Windows) / CLI of the server where vCenter or host is hosted for in-depth monitoring of the metrics based on the selected protocol. Click Next. 
  • This will fetch all the virtual machine details list from the vCenter /ESX. By default, all the hosts will be added to OpManager.
  • Select the VMs to be monitored and then choose the SNMP, WMI (Windows) or CLI (Linux) credentials for VM's to monitor extra metrics of selected protocol (if needed) vmware ip mapping
  • Then select the interfaces from the interfaces list (if needed) and finish the discovery process.
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