Preparing hypervisor devices

This section describes how to prepare vSphere and Hyper-V hypervisors for monitoring.

vSphere endPoint

Zenoss Core uses SOAP to monitor VMware vSphere servers running the following versions of vSphere:
  • 4.1
  • 5.0
  • 5.1
  • 5.5
  • 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

Zenoss Core 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.