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We are looking to use the VMWare - Monitoring Extension
I need some clarification if this extension uses Vcenter or if host info needs to be captured in the config file for each VM and Host managed by Vcenter?
The documentation is not very clear on that or the specific permissions required for the user that does authentication.
See image below for reference.
What is the difference between the "host" in the servers section at the top of the config and the "host" in the hostconfig section further down. Which one do we use if our client's Vcenter is managing 200 Hosts?
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- displayName: "" host: ""
hostConfig: - host: "" vms: ["*"]
It seems it needs admin/root-level permission.
Thanks for the input Arun and Atyuha.
I am marking this as solved as I got the answers I needed. Just waiting for the client to come back to me before we can proceed with the actual testing.
first "host" after "displayName" option defines VCenter's IP address
for example, if your vmcenter's service URL is like this below
you need to define like this below
If you want to monitor all VMhosts in this Vcenter (in your example you mention approx 200 VmHost ) and All VMs in these 200 VMhosts, your hostConfig section must be like this below.
This means getting all VmHosts' metrics and all VMs' metrics which is under these 200 VmHost. But with this configuration based on your VMs and VmHost count, you need to increase "numberofThreads" Counts (for example 10-15 or 20) and machine agents agent max metrics value (default value is 450, too less for this kind of scenario)
for 10000 metrics you need to install a machine agent with Java options below.
to sum up I'm giving enough examples for your all hidden question below
This config yml gathering metrics from vcenter.onotio.com for 3 diferent Vm Host:
vm1.onotio.intra ' s VM metrics
vm2.onotio.infra' s VM metric
and all VMs' metrics from 10.1.15.7 VmHost.
If you need further help please feel free.