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Preparing hypervisor devices

This section describes how to prepare vSphere and Hyper-V hypervisors for monitoring. For other device types, refer to the ZenPack catalog documentation.

vSphere hosts

Resource Manager uses SOAP to monitor VMware vSphere servers running versions 4.1, 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, and 6.0.

To prepare to monitor a VMware vSphere server:

  • Verify that you are running a supported version of the software.
  • Obtain the user name and password of an account on the server that is authorized to use the vSphere API.
  • Determine whether to use SSL.

Hyper-V hosts

Resource Manager uses WinRM to monitor the following Microsoft Hyper-V systems:

  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 and 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 and 2008 R2

To prepare a Hyper-V system for WinRM monitoring, refer to the support article that describes the options and provides the procedures for configuring your systems.