Integrating third-party software products with software requires the use of Adapters. Most integrations do one of the following:

  • Exchange information. Determine the exact type of information (topology or events) that must be exchanged with any third-party software products.

  • Allow access to the third-party software from the Global Console. Some adapters provide this capability as the Server Tools functionality.

    VMware, Inc. has developed many adapters that might already support the integration requirements of your deployment. Itemize the integration requirements so that the suitability of existing Adapters can be assessed by VMware Professional Services. This guide covers only the integration capabilities provided by the Syslog Adapter and the SNMP Trap Adapter (Receiver).

    There are also extensive third-party software integration capabilities supported by other Adapters.