1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 17, 2011 8:24 PM by bshopp

    How NPM detects virtual machines

    contracer

      Hi,

      Can you tell me how NPM detect if a server is virtual or physical ?

      I have a lot of servers in virtualmachine DB table.

      Thanks

        • Re: How NPM detects virtual machines
          bshopp

          Via discovery (network sonar), if you have the check for ESX checkbox checked then for each IP in the range we check if it responds to the VMWare API.

          If via add node, there is a checkbox there as well for poll for VMWare and we then poll the VMWare servers.  If you add or we find a vSphere server, we gather the ESX servers and connected hosts as well.