# VMWare VSphere
This package is designed to monitor a VMWare environment.
This package automatically configures the ServicePilot Agent in order to monitor a VMWare environment using vCenter APIs. The statistics gathered in this way include:
CPU and Memoryutilization
Interfacestatus and utilization
Host and guest machines are monitored.
Network Flows - It is necessary to ensure network connectivity between ServicePilot and the monitored device. In case of a network infrastructure with a firewall, all of the following flows must be opened:
- ServicePilot Manager Web server access (by default TCP/80 when using HTTP or TCP/443 when using HTTPS although this port is configurable): Between ServicePilot Agent and ServicePilot Manager
- TCP/8443 (Default) (HTTPS): Between ServicePilot Agent and VMWare vCenter servers
Third Party Configuration
login accountin vCenter with third-party API access to the vCenter application
- ServicePilot Manager minimum version: 8.5
- ServicePilot Agent minimum version: 8.5 installed and configured
Before adding a resource to monitor, make certain that all pre-requisites are in place and if a ServicePilot Agent is required, that it is communicating correctly with the ServicePilot Manager.
Add resource using Views Configuration web interface
- As an administrative user of ServicePilot, open the ServicePilot web interface.
- Navigate to Administration. The Configuration > Views web page will open.
- Click on the view in which to place the new resource in the Views hierarchy on the left of the interface. The View editor section will show the existing view contents.
- From the Packages list on the right of the interface, click and drag the server-vmware-vsphere package into the View editor and let go.
- The Resource properties dialog box will open to allow resource configuration.
- Click OK to close the Resource properties dialog box. Note that the dialog box will not close if required parameters are not set.
- Click Save to apply the new resource to ServicePilot configuration.
Key field notes
- In the Monitoring Policies tab, specify the policy or policies to apply to the resource
vCenter Type tab:
- Select Type: Select the type of VMWare environment being monitored, vCenter or ESX
- Customer Name: Specify the customer name (mandatory only in a multi-tenant configuration)
Access Parameters tab:
- IP Address: Specify the IP address, host name or FQDN for the VMWare vSphere Environment, as resolvable by the machine on which ServicePilot Agent is running
- HTTPS Port: Specify the port number through which to communicate with the VMWare Environment (default 443)
- Login: Specify the username of the VMWare login account.
- Password: Specify the password of the VMWare login account.
Monitoring Options 1 tab, here you can select the different monitoring options for this package. The options are:
- Monitor Hosts
- Monitor DataStores
- Monitor Physical Hosts Sensors (Processors, System, etc...)
- Monitor Physical Hosts Power Supplies
- Enable vCenter Summary
- Polling Interval (sec: Specify the interval (in seconds) at which ServicePilot will poll the VMWare environment, minimum 60 seconds
Monitoring Options 2 tab:
- Exclude Folders: Specify the paths of the folders to exclude in the monitoring, separated by |
- Exclude VMs: Specify the list of VMs to exclude from the monitoring, separated by |
- Include VMs: Specify the list of VMs to include in the monitoring, separated by |
- Exclude DataStores: Specify the list of DataStores to exclude from the monitoring, separated by |
- Include DataStores: Specify the list of DataStores to include in the monitoring, separated by |
- Exclude DataCenters: Specify the list of DataCenters to exclude from the monitoring, separated by |
- Include DataCenters: Specify the list of DataCenters to include in the monitoring, separated by |
Note: Each element of a "|" separated list is a regular expression as defined by Like Operator (Visual Basic)