Alternate User (not Root) For Vsphere Monitoring

by Mar 26, 2011

Hi folks,

I´ve added a bunch of vSphere servers to my monitoring. Now, thinking of security, I think it´d be better to use another, non-root, user to perform the checks.
Can someone give me advice on how to accomplish that (e.g. is a normal user account enough? if not, how can I elevate it to work properly with up.time, but giving the user as less privileges as needed?)