When configuring an adapter instance for vSAN, you add credentials for a vCenter Server. In the earlier versions of VMware Aria Operations, the vSAN solution was installed as part of the VMware Aria Operations installation. Now, in case of a new installation the vSAN solution is pre-bundled as part of VMware Aria Operations OVF, you must install the vSAN solution separately.


Only vCenter Server systems that are configured for both the vCenter adapter and the vSAN adapter appear in the inventory tree under the vSAN and Storage Devices. Verify that the vCenter Server that you use to configure the vSAN adapter instance is also configured as a vCenter adapter instance for the VMware vSphere® solution. If not, add a vCenter adapter instance for that vCenter Server.

You must open port 5989 between the host and any VMware Aria Operations node on which the vSAN adapter resides. This is applicable when the vSAN version in vSphere is 6.6 or lower.

You must have a vCenter Adapter instance configured and monitoring the same vCenter Server that is used to monitor the vSAN and Storage Devices.

To know how to install the Native Management Packs, see The Repository Tab.


  1. From the left menu, select Data Sources and then click Integrations > ADD.
  2. From the Account Types page, select the vCenter Server instance from the list and then click the vSAN tab.
  3. To use the vCenter Server for activating vSAN, move the vSAN configuration option to the right.
    Note: Once the vSAN adapter instance is activated and saved, the activated vSAN configuration option is not visible.
  4. The credentials provided for the vCenter Server instance are also used for vSAN adapter instance. If you do not want to use these credentials, you can click Use alternate credentials option.
    1. Click the plus sign next to the Credential field and enter the details in the Manage Credentials dialog box.
    2. Enter the credential name, vCenter user name, and password and click OK.
  5. Choose Enable SMART data collection, to activate SMART data collection for physical disk devices.
  6. Click Add.
    The vSAN configuration is activated for the cloud account.
  7. Click Test Connection to validate the connection with your vCenter Server instance.
  8. Accept the vCenter Server security certificate.
  9. Click Save Settings.


The adapter is added to the Adapter Instance list and is active.

What to do next

To verify that the adapter is configured and collecting data from vSAN objects, wait a few collection cycles, then view application-related data.
  • Inventory. Verify that all the objects related to the vSAN instance are listed. Objects should be in the collecting state and receiving data.
  • Dashboards. Verify that vSAN Capacity Overview, Migrate to vSAN, vSAN Operations Overview, and Troubleshoot vSAN, are added to the default dashboards.

  • Under Environment > vSAN and Storage Devices, verify that the vSAN hierarchy includes the following related vCenter Server system objects:
    • vSAN World
    • Cache Disk
    • Capacity Disk
    • vSAN-activated vCenter Server clusters
    • vSAN Fault Domains (optional)
    • vSAN-activated Hosts
    • vSAN Datastores
    • vSAN Disk Groups
    • vSAN Datastore related VMs
    • vSAN Witness Hosts (optional)