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VMware auto discover

It would be very helpful if we could specify during vCenter monitor build to be able to choose discovery options for both vCenter, esxi hosts and datastores. What we are finding is that if you allow discovery of esxi hosts it uses the default settings for the host and auto discovers VMs, datastores, datastore snapshots, resource pools and hardware. We have implemented a configuration rule as suggested to exclude VMs and resource pools from being discovered but there is no option for hardware or datastore snapshot discovery. In addition it would be good if we could specify configuration options for discovered devices like grouping and alerting to cut down on cleanup time.

Thanks

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Re: VMware auto discover

Hi Jeff,

We understand your difficulty. Sorry for the inconvenience caused. Our development team has started working on the solution for the problem you have stated. I will update this thread once the feature is live. 

Regards,

Krishna.

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Re: Re: VMware auto discover

Same request for us. We are using Rubrik as data management product which creates temporary NFS datastores for recovery of VMs.

Haven't been able yet to create a rule to prevent datastore monitors from being created.

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Re: Re: Re: VMware auto discover

Hi Jeff,

We have added "Auto Discover ESXi Hardware sensors" and "Auto Discover Datastore snapshots" to the list of actions available in Configuration Rules.

 

Regarding your other query about monitor grouping and alerting, such actions are already available in the Configuration Rules.

You can use the "Monitor Group" action to either Append new or Replace monitor groups associated with the monitor. Threshold Profiles, Notification Profiles, and User Profiles can be used to tweak alerting and threshold settings for alerting.

Regards,

Krishna.

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