Hopefully you had a chance to review my “How to install ProSphere” blog post and are now ready to continue adding more discovery objects into ProSphere to get a larger overview of your environment. The next object we will be adding is our VMware vSphere infrastructure. This will get us one step closer to a true, end-to-end view of your environment as seen by ProSphere.
So, let’s get this started !
First things first, let’s login to ProSphere.
1. Once you log in, go to Discovery and then click on Access Credentials and then click “Create Access Credentials”.
2. From the drop down menu, select VMware Infrastructure.
3. Now, simply label your credentials and enter in vCenter’s admin/password as well then click Okay.
4. Now, just like we did with the VNX, we need to create a Discovery Job, so click on it and then create a job.
5. Select Hosts, and then enter in the IP address of the vCenter Host into the box.
6. Next step is you need to add the newly created vCenter Access Credentials to this job, so select them and add it.
7. Now click on Finish.
8.Now you are back at the discovery jobs area, notice that the job has never run so let’s run it.
9. Select the job, and then click RUN and watch the log below for the “Success” results. If you run into an issue, check your credentials and make sure the username/password are correct.
10. Now, let’s see what we’ve collected. – Click on Objects and you should see all the VM’s and vSphere hosts in your environment.
11. Let’s drill a little further down. In my case, I’m going to select Lotus (Physical vSphere Host). I can see it’s IP address, I can also see the multipathing software as well as the OS version, CPU and memory info. Pretty cool, but let’s go a little deeper.
12. If you click on Path Details we can get more info on how we are connected into the array.
13. If you click on VM’s you will get a list of the Virtual Machines currently running on that host, as well as info on the amount of memory they are consuming and IP address info etc.
14. If we click on Connectivity we can see the physical connectivity and the info we can grab from it.
15. Let’s skip over performance, (i;’ll be blogging about it later) and choose Capacity. You can see more information on what Pool the host is using etc.
So there you have it, in my first blog we installed and setup ProSphere 1.7, we added in our VNX and in this blog I take you through adding your VMware Infrastructure into ProSphere.
In my next blog post I’ll take you through collecting the fabric switch information. Once we get that squared away, We will have true, end-to-end topography view of this environment as well as end-to-end performance collecting. Stay tuned !
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