Endpoint monitoring enables users to map specific processes inside the guest OS to the network connections the processes are using.
- Endpoint Monitoring is supported on following Windows Operating systems:
Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 2008, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 2012, Windows 10, and Windows 2016. It is not supported on Linux.
- Guest introspection must be installed on Virtual Machines (VMs).
- VMware Tools must be running and current on your Windows desktop VMs.
- Security Groups with 20 or fewer VMs are needed for data collection before Endpoint Monitoring can begin. See Create a Security Group for more information.
- Data collection must be enabled for one or more virtual machines on a vCenter Server before running an Endpoint Monitoring report. Before running a report, verify that the enabled virtual machines are active, and are generating network traffic.
- In the vSphere Web Client, navigate to .
- On the Summary tab, click Start Collecting Data.
- On the Start Data Collection for Security Groups pop-up window, select the security groups for which you want to collect data. Click OK.
The VMs are listed in the field box.
- Turn data collection ON.
- Click OK.
The main Endpoint Monitoring Screen appears. In the left hand corner the status is Collecting Data.
- Click Stop Collecting Data to end the data collection.
The EndPoint Monitoring screen appears with the Summary tab populated with data.