Add a vCenter, Hyper-V host, standalone ESX host, or Nutanix cluster for monitoring in VMAN

To add a new vCenter, Hyper-V host, standalone ESX host, or Nutanix cluster for monitoring, in the Orion Web Console, navigate to Settings > All Settings > Add VMware, Hyper-V or Nutanix entities.

Nutanix monitoring is a new feature in development. Basic Nutanix monitoring functionality is included in VMAN 2019.4 as a technical preview. Read this article to see what Nutanix monitoring functionality is currently available.

You can also reach the same wizard in other ways:

  • Choose the option for VMware vCenter or Hyper-V devices in the Add Node wizard.
  • On the Virtualization page of the Network Sonar Wizard, click Add VMware, Hyper-V or Nutanix Entities.
  • On the Getting Started with Virtualization Manager resource, click Add VMware, Hyper-V or Nutanix entities.
  • In Discovery Central, under Virtualization Discovery, click VMware, Hyper-V or Nutanix entities.

Follow the steps in the wizard to add a new device:

  1. Select the type of virtual object you'd like to add: vCenter, Hyper-V Host, Standalone ESX host, or Nutanix Cluster. Click Next.
  2. Enter the IP or hostname for the virtual object you're adding (this can be auto-populated in some cases if you've entered the IP or hostname in a previous step).
  3. Enter the credentials used for the virtual object. You can select a credential that you've already saved, or select <New Credential> to save a new one in the Orion Web Console. Click Next.

    Note: VMAN will be able to monitor objects and metrics that match the permission level of your credential. Make sure to enter credentials that have the correct permissions for the object you wish to monitor.

  4. The Metrics screen shows you what VMAN will monitor.
  5. Click Finish to finalize, or click Finish and Add Another to add another virtual device after adding the current one.

As soon as you've finished adding the vCenter, Hyper-V host, standalone ESX host, or Nutanix cluster, VMAN begins monitoring it.

  • Adding a vCenter for monitoring will also automatically add all of the vCenter's child ESX hosts for monitoring in VMAN as nodes.
  • Adding a Nutanix cluster with AHV hosts for monitoring will also automatically add all of the AHV hosts for monitoring in VMAN as nodes.