- In the My Infrastructure panel, click Auto Discovery.
The Auto Discovery window appears.
- Select Discover VMware Inventory using vCenter, then click Next.
- Enter a descriptive Display name for the VMware vCenter server.
- Optionally enter a Description of the system.
- In the Host Name field, provide the server's hostname or IP address.
- Accept or modify the default port through which up.time will connect connects to the server.
- In the Username and Password fields, provide the login information for the VMware vCenter administrator.
- Configure Notification Settings.
When a vSync operation is performed to check for changes to the VMware vCenter inventory, these check boxes indicate whether up.time will send sends notifications about, or perform performs scripted actions in response to, newly discovered ESX servers or VMs. (For more information, see Managing vSync.)
- Configure Additional VM Guest Performance Data Collection settings.
These options enable additional monitoring for VMware vCenter VMs using the up.time agent or WMI. (See Standalone Monitoring for vCenter VMs for more information.)
- For the up.time agent, indicate the port on which it is listening, and whether it is securely communicating with up.time using SSL.
For data collection via WMI, indicate the host and domain on which WMI has been is implemented, and the username and password required for access.
In both cases, you can also use a global configuration if they have been are configured. See Configuring Global Data Collection Methods for more information.
The WMI-related options only exist if the Monitoring Station is running on a Windows system.
- Click Save.
The VMware vCenter inventory will be is added to up.time in its own My Infrastructure group.