vSphere+ enhances operational efficiency by centralizing management and governance of your vSphere infrastructure through the VMC Console. It provides a consolidated view of your entire vSphere inventory distributed across different geographies and domains, and helps you to:

  • View your entire vSphere inventory including vCenter Server instances, ESXi hosts, and VMs.
  • Get a quick overview of all the events and alerts in your vSphere inventory.
  • Analyze the overall security posture, and prioritize issues that require your immediate attention.
To monitor you vSphere inventory:
  1. Connect your vCenter Server instances to VMware Cloud.
  2. Log in to the VMC Console at https://vmc.vmware.com.
  3. On the left navigation panel, select the relevant option.
    Option Action
    • View all the on-premises vCenter Server instances connected to VMware Cloud.

      You can view details such as the capacity usage, number of clusters, VMs, cores, and hosts on each vCenter Server. If the vCenter Server manages vSAN, you can also view vSAN details such as the number of clusters, hosts, and cores.

      The Alert column indicates the connectivity status of the vCenter Server. A green check indicates that the vCenter Server is successfully connected to the cloud. A red warning indicates a connectivity issue.

    • To perform any additional operations for a specific vCenter Server, you can open the vSphere Client.
    Infrastructure Operations > Events
    • View the top 10 events and the top 10 vCenter Servers where the maximum number of events occurred in the last 24 hours.
    • Analyze the type of events trending in the last 24 hours.
    • Click any event in the table to view detailed information such as possible causes and related events.
    Infrastructure Operations > Security
    • View your top five security issues.
    • View your security issues by category.
    • View the affected vCenter Server instances and hosts, and troubleshooting information by clicking the corresponding >> icon.
    • Select any host to start the vSphere Client, and take necessary actions to remediate the issue.
    Virtual Machines > Overview
    • View the VMs for vCenter Server instances that are connected to the cloud.

    • View the total number alerts including warnings and errors, for each VM.
    • View more details such as Tags and Snapshots for each VM by clicking the corresponding >> icon.
    • Create VMs.