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:
- VMware vCenter credentials
- 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.
Updating VMware credentials in bulk
Credentials are stored safely in the Credential Profile. You can add or edit credentials from there. To update and associate VMware credentials in bulk to existing monitors and their child monitors: Go to VMware > Update VMware Credential. In the ...
VMware privileges required for VMware monitoring using Site24x7
To monitor different VMware resources using Site24x7, you must have a few privileges enabled. For users with an Administrator role, all privileges will be available. If you have a Read Only role, you'll need additional privileges to perform certain ...
Bulk action to auto-discover VMware resources
You can enable autodiscovery to monitor all the VMware virtual machines (VMs), datastores, resource pools, and snapshots in bulk at the associated VMware ESX/ESXi host level. Simply choose Yes next to your preferred resources and select the VMware ...
Comparison between Site24x7 VMware Monitoring and VM monitoring using Site24x7 server agent
Site24x7 VMware Monitoring capabilities Site24x7 VMware monitoring is agentless. An On-Premise Poller acts as a probe to collect data and sends it to Site24x7. With Site24x7 VMware Monitoring, you will be able to: Monitor vCenter Monitor VMware ...
VMware datastore monitoring and associated ESX/ESXi hosts
While monitoring VMware datastores, Site24x7 displays the number of VMware ESX/ESXi hosts associated with that datastore. This number denotes the number of associated hosts that are monitored by Site24x7 and are enabled with VMware datastore ...