You can configure Server Manager with VMware read-only credentials for each managed ESX server and VMware VirtualCenter.


The credentials supplied to ESM must have read access to the complete Virtual Center database.

To configure the read-only credentials:

  1. Start a Service Assurance Manager console with ESM Domain Manager.

  2. In the Topology Browser console, go to Configure and select Domain Manager Administration Console.

  3. In the Domain Manager Administration Console topology, right-click the ESM server in the left pane and select Configure ESM Credentials.

  4. In the Configure ESM Credentials window, select Virtual Center and enter the following information:

    • Host — enter hostname.


      Ensure that you enter the exact name as it is discovered in INCHARGE-ESM > Host class.

      • User ID

      • Password

      • Port