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Add virtual servers for monitoring

This SolarWinds Platform topic applies only to the following products:

Hybrid Cloud Observability EssentialsHybrid Cloud Observability Advanced


To fully monitor and manage Hyper-V nodes, VMware vCenter, ESX servers, and virtual machines in the SolarWinds Platform Web Console, you should add the virtual system as a node. You can add a node through discovery automatically or manually by adding a node.

Add the nodes using Network Sonar Discovery.

  1. Log in to the SolarWinds Platform Web Console as an administrator.
  2. Launch Network Discovery in the SolarWinds Platform Web Console through Settings > Network Discovery > Add New Discovery.
  3. On the Virtualization page, select Poll for VMware, and if the vCenter or ESX Credentials are not listed, add them.

    Credentials allow you to use management tools directly through the SolarWinds Platform Web Console.

  4. On the Windows page, add Windows credentials for accessing Hyper-V nodes.
  5. Complete the wizard and import the results.