Vmware Monitoring Via Vc

by Jun 17, 2008

Hi there,

We're trying to do monitoring of ESX hosts, and all our hosts are managed via VirtualCenter. We've given credentials for VC, so that Uptime can do the discovery of ESX hosts, and it seems to have been able to do that successfully.

But, once the discovery is done, and we want to add each ESX host that was discovered, it seems that Uptime requests another username/password, and that username must be a locally defined user on each individual ESX host.

Is this how it's supposed to be? Concering access via VC already should mean access to all ESX hosts that are managed by VC. Are we doing something wrong, or this simply 'by design'?