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VMware vSphere importer can import, historize and process monitoring data from VMware vSphere.


You can find the configuration option in at Environment settings > OneImporter > Configurations > VMware vSphere.

Here you can edit all existing configurations, create new configurations or delete existing configurations. To add a new configuration enter a Name for your importer and an Entity suffix (default: -vmware) to clearly identify your VMware entities.
Note that the Entity suffix is fixed and cannot be changed afterwards.

Click Add to proceed to the configuration.

To edit an existing configurations click the arrow on the left of your importer name to expand the configuration options.

Following configuration options are available:

Field Description Advice
Name Meaningful name Add the word "VMware" to identify importer when viewing the logs
Active Option to activate and deactivate the configuration. Data is only imported if the configuration is activated.
Server URL VMware server URL to get data from
Username User name for VMware access
Password Password for VMware access
Entities Select all required entities
Executing OneImporter Select a OneImporter to import the data based on the importer configuration. Requires installed OneImporter: Installation instruction
Schedule time (cron format) Determine the frequency of imports in CRON format Learn more about CRON format:

Table: VMware vSphere configuration parameter


The following image is an example of a VMware configuration: VMware importer configuration Figure: Example of a VMware configuration


The OneImporter imports VMware data based on a specific configuration into entities with a suffix defined by you (default: vmware). To view the imported instances in, select 'Asset & Configuration Repository → Instance Viewer'. There you can select your specific instance and click it for a detailed view in the instance history viewer.

The following image is an example of imported VMware data: VMware instance overview
Figure: Overview of VMware instance (left) and topology of related instances (right)