2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 30, 2013 3:45 PM by goik

    AD credentials not working in NPM for VMware?

    goik

      Hello-

       

      I had a hard time finding what is really required for AD ( active Directory ) account to be used to do VMware polling in NPM.

       

      I see this basic one but its not updated nor does it match up to ESXi 5.1:

       

      SolarWinds Knowledge Base :: How can I create ESX Server credentials for Orion APM and NPM to use for monitoring?

       

      What I am confused about is what is it really asking for when I check the box to do VMware polling on an ESX host or a VM running on an ESX host.

       

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      I see this and I think its credentials added via vSphere Client...am I correct?  I have an AD account in there that was set up as READ-ONLY yet when i enter the creds in there, it fails.

       

      IS there anything special about setting up an account in AD to work properly with Solarwind for virtualizations - VMware monitoring?  SNMP enabling on ESX host isnt what I am looking for here, even though that worked fine for me.  I just want to poll through the VMware API.

       

      Thank you.