This article shows you how to create a VMware monitoring account with sufficient permissions for the VMware Management Pack.
Setting up the VMware Monitoring Account
The OpsLogix VMware Management Pack requires Top level read-only permissions on vCenter or ESX(i) host(s) for monitoring to work correctly. If you do not have a suitable VMware account/login for monitoring, you can create a monitoring account by using the steps below. The example below configures the user OpsLogixMonitoring for the VMware monitoring.
Note: The steps below do not apply for monitoring a direct attached ESX(i) host without VCenter. In case of a direct attached host you must use the vSphere Client to configure the appropriate permissions. For more information see: http://kb.VMWare.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2082641
Create a special user:
Navigate to “Menu -> Administration-> User and Groups”. (see step 1 and 2 in the picture below) Select the correct domain and create the new user ‘OpsLogixMonitoring’. (see step 3 and 4 in the picture below.)
Apply the user information for the user ‘OpsLogixMonitoring’ and press add (see step 1 and 2 in the picture below).
Create a special user role:
Navigate to “Menu -> Administration-> Roles” and create a clone of the Read-only access role (See step 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the picture below).
Apply a role name and create the special role. (See step 1, 2 in the picture below).
Click on the newly created read-only clone and then click Edit. (See step 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the picture below).
Next, select the “Validate session” privilege and save change made. (See step 1, 2 and 3 in the picture below)
Assign the User at TopLevel using the special User Role:
Navigate to “Menu -> Administration-> Roles” to add the new created user. (See step 1, 2 and 3 in the picture below)
Select the just created user and select the just created special role. (See step 1, 2 in the picture below). Enable ‘Propogate to childeren’ to give Toplevel access and save it. (See step 3, 4 in the picture below)