Virtualization Monitoring is included in WhatsUp® Gold’s Total and Total Plus editions and as an add-on to their predecessor’s – the Standard, Premium, MSP and Distributed editions.
As an integrated plug-in for WhatsUp Gold, WhatsVirtual provides the capability to discover, map, monitor, alert and report on both small virtual environments, hosted by a single VMware host, or entire data centers, managed by one or more VMware vCenter servers.
When you use a vCenter server to manage your virtual environment, it becomes the point of communication between WhatsVirtual, the virtual machines within that environment, and the hosts on which the virtual machines are running. WhatsVirtual communicates with the vCenter server to discover the virtual environment, poll the virtual machines, collect events associated with actions taken on virtual machines, and issue actions to individual virtual
Virtual devices are discovered with physical devices connected to the network during the WhatsUp Gold discovery process when a VMWare scan is performed. As each device is discovered, WhatsUp Gold attempts to connect using the VMware vSphere API. If a connection is made using the VMware credentials through the VMware vSphere API, the device is assigned to either the VMware vCenter server, or VMware Host role, and a query is made through the API to determine which virtual machines are associated with the managing server.
The VMware scan type enables the discovery of vCenter servers, hosts and virtual machines. Use the Scan Settings on the Discovery Console, to set the scan type, add VMware vCenter servers or VMware hosts as targets for the VMware scan, and select the option to rescan vCenter servers that have already been added to WhatsUp Gold using WhatsVirtual.
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