After you install the management pack, add and configure an instance to start collecting data. Primarily SmartAssurance adapter needs kafka broker details to be configured for functioning.

Procedure

  1. In the menu, click Administration and then in the left pane, click Solutions.
  2. On the Solutions page, click Smart Assurance Adapter, and click the Configure icon.
  3. Select the instance in the left pane and configure the instance settings.

    Option

    Description

    Default Value

    Display Name

    Enter a name for the adapter instance.

    Description

    Enter a description for the adapter instance.

    KafkaBrokerIP:Port

    Enter the FDQN or the IP address for the Kafka broker IP and port.
    Note: The kafka broker IP and port needs to be separated by ":" and the multiple IP Addresses must be separated by comma ",".

    Kafka Topic(s)

    Enter the kafka topic name. These topics must be pre-configured on kafka and various DCF collector must be producing data in that topic. The multiple topic must be separated by comma ",".

  4. To add the credentials used to access the Kafka Server, click the Add icon.
    1. To add the credentials used to access the Kafka Server with authentication enabled:

      Option

      Description

      Credential Name

      Enter the name by which you are identifying the configured credentials.

      Kafka UserName

      Enter the username with which you connect to kafka.

      Kafka Password

      Enter the password with which you connect to kafka.

    2. To add the credentials used to access the Kafka Server with authentication disabled:

      Option

      Description

      Credential Name

      Enter the name by which you are identifying the configured credentials.

      Kafka Username

      Leave the username blank.

      Kafka Password

      Leave the password field blank.

    3. To add the Kafka and vROPS REST Endpoint Credentials with authentication enabled:

      Option

      Description

      Credential Kind

      Choose Kafka and vROPS REST Endpoint Credentials.

      Credential Name

      Enter the name by which you are identifying the configured credentials.

      Kafka Username

      Enter the username with which you connect to kafka.

      Kafka Password

      Enter the password with which you connect to kafka.

      vROPs REST IP address

      Enter the vROPs REST endpoint ipaddress.

      vROPs REST UserName

      Enter the username for vROPs REST endpoint.

      vROPs REST Password Enter the user provided password for vROPs REST endpoint.
    Note: SASL_SSL and SSL authentication mechanism are not supported.
  5. Click OK and then click Test Connection to validate the connection.
  6. You can configure the Advanced Settings or leave it as default.
    Option Description Default Value

    Kafka read time out Interval

    Waiting period in seconds for kafka client to get the data on the kafka bus before it times out in that particular collection cycle.

    120 seconds

    Kafka Message Start Offset

    Enter the kafka message. Kafka client will start reading messages from the specified offset value.

    0

    Number of Retry

    Number of retries attempted to read the data on failure.

    2

    Number of Iteration

    Enter the number of times Kafka consumer poll data from kafka bus in one vROps polling cycle.

    2

  7. Click Save Settings.
    The adapter instance is added to the list.