Creating a VMware User for Monitoring

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Connecting to the vSphere Client

ServiceNav - VMware - vShpere Login

ESX host selection

Click on the ESX host.
ServiceNav - VMware - hypervisor selection

User management

Click on the "Users & Groups" tab.

ServiceNav - VMware - selecting the hypervisor user tab

Add VMware user for monitoring

Right click on the tab and select "Add...".

ServiceNav - VMware - add user

Add a user, for example: ServiceNav.

ServiceNav - VMware - adding a user

After adding the user to the "users" group, click OK.

Allocation of rights

In order for this user to be able to perform checks, it requires merely read-only rights.

To do this, go to the following menu:

ServiceNav - VMware - Rights Allocation

Click "Add Permission".

Once this window is open select the role.

ServiceNav - VMware - read-only rights selection

Click on "Add..."

Select the user you previously created and Add.

ServiceNav - VMware - selecting the user on which to apply read-only rights

Once the user has been added, click "OK".

ServiceNav - VMware - validation of the user on whom you want to apply read-only rights

OK the assignment of read-only permissions.

ServiceNav - VMware - read-only rights validation for a user

You can now configure service templates in ServiceNav using the user you just created. The actions have to be repeated for each ESX host.

To save time, assign user directly to the monitoring account:

  • VMware for ESX hosts
  • VMware vCenter for vCenter access

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