You might want to add an object by providing its information to VMware Aria Operations. For example, some solutions cannot discover all the objects that might be monitored. For these solutions, you must either use manual discovery or manually add the object.
When you add an individual object, you provide specific information about it, including the kind of adapter to use to make the connection and the connection method. For example, a vSAN adapter does not know the location of the vSAN devices that you want to monitor.
Verify that an adapter is present for the object you plan to add. See Connecting VMware Aria Operations to Data Sources.
Verify that an adapter is present for the object you plan to add. See the Getting Started with VMware Aria Operations .
- From the left menu, click Environment, and then click Inventory.
- On the toolbar, click the plus sign.
- Use the topic menus to reveal all fields and provide the required information.
Option Description Display name Enter a name for the object. For example, enter vSAN-Host1. Description Enter any description. For example, enter vSAN-Host monitored with vSAN adapter Adapter type Select an adapter type. For example, select vSAN Adapter. Adapter instance Select an adapter instance. Object type Select an object type. For a vSAN adapter, you might select vSAN-Host. When you select the object type, the dialog box selections change to include information you provide so that VMware Aria Operations can find and connect with the selected object type. Host IP address Enter the host IP. For example, enter the IP address of vSAN-Host1. Port number Accept the default port number or enter a new value. Credential Select the Credential, or click the plus sign to add new login credentials for the object. Collection interval Enter the collection interval, in minutes. For example, if you expect the host to generate performance data every 5 minutes, set the collection interval to 5 minutes. Dynamic Thresholding. Accept the default, Yes.
- Click OK to add the object.
What to do next
When you add an individual object, VMware Aria Operations does not begin collecting metrics for the object until you turn on data collection. See Inventory : List of Objects.
For each new object, VMware Aria Operations assigns tag values for its collector and its object type. Sometimes, you might want to assign other tags. See Creating and Assigning Tags.
For each new object, VMware Aria Operations assigns tag values for its collector and its object type. Sometimes, you might want to assign other tags.