Adding and updating VMware, Hyper-V, and Nutanix credentials in VMAN

Virtualization Manager uses VMware or Hyper-V credentials that you've added to the Orion Web Console to issue commands to your virtual machines and monitor data from them. You can add these credentials when you add a virtual device for monitoring, or at any time in the Orion Web Console.

Adding credentials to the Orion Web Console

To begin monitoring in VMAN, you must provide the Orion Web Console with the correct VMware, Windows (Hyper-V), or Nutanix credential needed for the device you want to monitor.

VMware, Hyper-V, and Nutanix (API) credentials

You can add new credentials to the Orion Web Console in more than one way:

  • When adding a virtual device, select "New Credential" in the Select Credential field and fill out the required fields (For VMware, Hyper-V, and Nutanix (API) credentials).

The only way to add Nutanix API credentials is to select "New Credential" in the Select Credential field when adding a Nutanix cluster for monitoring.

  • At any other time, in the Orion Web Console, navigate to Settings -> All Settings -> Manage Virtual Devices -> VMware credentials library -> Add new VMware credential (For VMware credentials).
  • At any other time, in the Orion Web Console, navigate to Settings -> All Settings -> Under Credentials, Manage Windows Credentials -> Add Windows Credential. (For Windows/Hyper-V credentials).

Nutanix CVM credentials

To add Nutanix CVM credentials, needed for Nutanix hardware health monitoring:

  1. in the Orion Web Console, navigate to Settings -> All Settings -> Manage Virtual Devices -> Nutanix -> Assign CVM Credentials.
  2. Check the box next to the Nutanix cluster for which you'd like to assign CVM credentials.
  3. Click Assign CVM Credentials.
  4. Choose a CVM credential that has already been added in the Orion Web Console, or select New credential.

Update credentials in the Orion Web Console

If a credential for a VMware, Hyper-V, or Nutanix device has changed, you can update credentials.

Updating VMware credentials

  1. In the Orion Web Console, Navigate to Settings -> All Settings -> Manage Virtual Devices -> VMware credentials library.
  2. Check the box to select the credential that needs to be updated.
  3. Click Edit Credential.

Updating Hyper-V credentials

  1. In the Orion Web Console, Navigate to Settings -> All Settings -> Under Credentials, Manage Windows Credentials.
  2. Check the box to select the credential that needs to be updated.
  3. Click Edit Credential.

Updating Nutanix credentials

Nutanix API credentials

You currently cannot update a Nutanix API credential. If you need to update a credential, you can instead create a new one and use it instead.

To change the API credential used for a Nutanix cluster, you must remove the cluster from monitoring and add it again. When re-adding the Nutanix cluster, enter and select the new API credential.

Nutanix CVM credentials

You currently cannot update a Nutanix CVM credential, but you can change the CVM credential assigned to a Nutanix cluster.

  1. In the Orion Web Console, Navigate to Settings -> All Settings -> Manage Virtual Devices -> Nutanix.
  2. Check the box next to the cluster you for which want to assign a different CVM credential.
  3. Click Assign CVM Credentials.
  4. Choose the already existing credential, or click New credential.