VMware vCenter plugin

For more information about what this plugin does and the data streams it retrieves, see:

VMware vCenter

Monitor key metrics and states from your VMWare vCenter environment.

This is an on-prem data source.

How to add the data source

To add a data source click on the + next to Data Sources on the left-hand menu in SquaredUp. Search for the data source and click on it to open the Configure data source page.

Before you start

Prerequisites

Windows Server 2016

Configuring and deploying an agent

If you have already created an agent in SquaredUp that you can use for this data source, you can skip this step and choose the agent group you want to use while adding the data source.

See one of the following, depending on your platform type:

Configuring the data source

  1. Display Name:
    Enter a name for your data source. This helps you to identify this data source in the list of your data sources.

  2. Enter the Server URL of your VMware vCenter server.
  3. Enter the username and password of a VMware vCenter user with read-only permissions. You can use either UPN or domain\user formats, as they are both fully supported by VMware.
  4. Select the Agent Group from the list.
  5. Install Sample Dashboards:
    Select whether you would like to install sample dashboards with the data source. By default, this is set to on.

  6. Optionally, select whether you would like to restrict access to this data source instance. By default, restricted access is set to off.

  7. Click Test and add to validate the data source configuration.

    You can also add a data source from Settings > Data Sources > Add data source, but sample dashboards are not added when using this method.

Troubleshooting

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