Different types of polling for VMware resources

Different types of polling for VMware resources

Site24x7 supports monitoring for different VMware resources like vCenter, ESX/ESXi host, virtual machines (VMs), datastores, and resource pools using On-Premise Poller.

The discovered VMware child resources can either be monitored using:
  1. VMware vCenter credentials
  2. VMware ESX/ESXi credentials

VMware vCenter-based polling

Here, you can provide your vCenter credentials, and Site24x7 use the same to monitor all the associated ESX/ESXi host, VMs, datastores, and resource pools.
vCenter-based polling works from On-Premise Poller version 4.6.4. Hence, upgrade your On-Premise Poller to this version or the latest.

VMware ESX/ESXi-based polling

In this case, you need to create user credentials at each ESX/ESXi host level and enable the required privileges. This has to be done at the individual ESX/ESXi host level to monitor the ESX/ESXi host and its associated VMs, datastores, and resource pools.

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