One of the required configuration tasks for the Management Pack is to create a set of credentials in vROps.

Procedure

  1. From the top navigation bar, select Administration. In the left panel, expand the Management category and select Credentials.
  2. Click the Add add_icon icon. In the Manage Credential window that appears, select the appropriate Credential Kind, then enter the information as indicated for the type you selected:

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    • NX-API Credentials
    • SNMP v2(c) Credentials
    • SNMP v3 Credentials
    Note: OPTIONAL: To make the relationships between the monitored Cisco Network Switch and the ESXi host attached to it, the management pack must query the vSphere server API. To do this, configure your adapter instance with your vCenter hostname and the credentials of a user with permissions to the hosts in vCenter below. We recommend using the same credentials set as the vROps vSphere adapter for consistency.

    NX-API Credentials


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    • Credential Name: A name for this set of Management Pack credentials
    • User Name: Your NX-API user name

    • Password: Your NX-API password
    • vCenter Hostname: Your vCenter host name (Optional; required to create relationships to ESXi host)

    • vCenter Password: Your vCenter password (Optional; required to create relationships to ESXi host)
    • vCenter User Name: Your vCenter user name (Optional; required to create relationships to ESXi host)

    SNMP v2(c) Credentials


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    • Credential Name: A name for this set of Management Pack credentials
    • Community String: Read-only SNMP v2c community string
    • vCenter Hostname: Your vCenter host name (Optional; required to create relationships to ESXi host)
    • vCenter User Name: Your vCenter user name (Optional; required to create relationships to ESXi host)
    • vCenter Password: Your vCenter password (Optional; required to create relationships to ESXi host)

    SNMP v3 Credentials


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    • Credential Name: A name for this set of Management Pack credentials
    • User: SNMP v3 user
    • Auth Password (Optional):If applicable, enter your SNMP v3 auth password
    • Priv Password (Optional):If applicable, enter your SNMP v3 priv password
    • Authentication Type (Optional): If applicable, select your SNMP v3 authentication type
    • Privacy Type (Optional): If applicable, select your SNMP v3 privacy type
    • vCenter Hostname: Your vCenter host name (Optional; required to create relationships to ESXi host)

    • vCenter Password: Your vCenter password (Optional; required to create relationships to ESXi host)
    • vCenter User Name: Your vCenter user name (Optional; required to create relationships to ESXi host
  3. Click OK to save your credential.

What to do next

Creating an Adapter Instance (Cisco Networking)