VMware vCenter

This document provides the steps required to configure the VMware vCenter Inspector.


Quick Details

Recommended Agent: Self-Managed
Supported Agents: Self-Managed
Is Auto-Discovered By: N/A
Can Auto-Discover: N/A
Parent/Child Type Inspector: No
Inspection via: API
Data Summary: Here


The VMware vCenter Inspector inspects the vCenter appliance to bring back information about hosts, VMs, networks, and datastores.


Version Support

The current Preview Inspector only supports vCenter version 6.5 or greater. The Inspector only supports the appliance version of vCenter, not the server version.

Inspector Setup Preparation

The VMware vCenter Inspector must use the built-in root administrator account (typically [email protected]).

You will need the username and password for the administrator account when completing Inspector set up in Longard.

Liongard Inspector Setup

In Liongard, navigate to Admin > Inspectors > Inspector Types > Navigate to the VMware vCenter Inspector > Select Add System.

Fill in the following information:

  • Environment: Select the Environment this System should be associated to
  • Friendly Name: Suggested "VMware vCenter [Environment Name]"
  • Agent: Select the On-premises Agent installed for this Environment
  • Inspector Version: Latest
  • vSphere IP: The IP Host Address of vSphere
  • Username: Provide the root administrator username (typically [email protected]) for your vCenter instance
  • Password: Provide the Password for your vCenter credentials
  • Scheduling: The Inspector will default to run once a day at the time the Inspector is set up. Here you can adjust the schedule

Select Save. The Inspector will now be triggered to run within the minute.