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VMware ESX/ESXi Servers


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

  1. Click on New Monitor link.

  2. Select VMware ESX/ESXi under Virtualization category.

  3. Specify the Display Name of the VMware ESX server

  4. Enter the Host Name or IP Address of the host where the VMware server is running.

  5. Enter the Port where the server is running.

  6. Enter User Name and Password for authentication.

  7. Select the VM Discovery option. The available options are Do not discover, Discover VM but do not monitor metrics, and Discover and Monitor VM metrics.

  8. Specify the Polling Interval in minutes.

  9. If you are adding a new monitor from an Admin Server, select a Managed Server.

  10. Choose the Monitor Group with which you want to associate the VMware ESX server to, from the combo box (optional). You can choose multiple groups to associate your monitor.

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


Supported Versions of VMware ESX/ESXi Servers: ESX 3.5 and above; ESXi 3 and above.


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:


See Also

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



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