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This ZenPack is included with commercial versions of Zenoss and enterprise support for this ZenPack is provided to Zenoss customers with an active subscription.
The ZenPacks.zenoss.vCloud ZenPack monitors virtual infrastructure services that are managed by VMware vCloud Suite platforms.
VMware vCloud acts as a cloud layer on top of one or more vSphere virtual infrastructures. It allows for easy deployment of public or private clouds with required concepts, such as a self-service portal with built-in multi-tenancy. vCloud enables you to allocate your vSphere resources as desired to provide abstracted compute (CPU and memory) and storage resources to internal or external customers.
You can find more information about cloud computing and vCloud at the VMware site:
This ZenPack uses VMware's Cloud Director native management API to extend in-depth availability and performance monitoring into the vCloud platform. If you provide the vCloud service, you can use the vCloud administrator perspective to gain a complete view of the entire cloud architecture. Or, as a vCloud consumer, you can use the user perspective to obtain organization-specific information.
A cell (also known as the cloud director or self-service portal) is the service to which Zenoss platform connects to perform all discovery and monitoring. Follow these steps to use Zenoss platform to discover the cloud and all available details:
The zenvcloud daemon uses the VMware Cloud Director API to perform a range of monitoring tasks. After your cell is added to Zenoss platform, monitoring begins automatically.
Zenoss platform collects these metrics directly from the cell for each vDC, irrespective of whether you have administrator or user credentials:
Zenoss platform collects these metrics directly from the cell for each Provider vDC if you have administrator credentials:
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