You might want to add an object by providing its information to vRealize Operations Manager. For example, some solutions cannot discover all the objects that might be monitored. For these solutions, you must either use manual discovery or manually add the object.

About this task

When you add an individual object, you provide specific information about it, including the kind of adapter to use to make the connection and the connection method. For example, a vSAN adapter does not know the location of the vSAN devices that you want to monitor.

Prerequisites

Verify that an adapter is present for the object you plan to add. See Installing Optional Solutions in vRealize Operations Manager

Procedure

  1. In the menu, click Administration, then select Configuration > Inventory Explorer from the left pane.
  2. On the toolbar, click the plus sign.
  3. Use the topic menus to reveal all fields and provide the required information.

    Option

    Description

    Display name

    Enter a name for the object. For example, enter vSAN-Host1.

    Description

    Enter any description. For example, enter vSAN-Host monitored with vSAN adapter

    Adapter type

    Select an adapter type. For example, select vSAN Adapter.

    Adapter instance

    Select an adapter instance.

    Object type

    Select an object type. For a vSAN adapter, you might select vSAN-Host. When you select the object type, the dialog box selections change to include information you provide so that vRealize Operations Manager can find and connect with the selected object type.

    Host IP address

    Enter the host IP. For example, enter the IP address of vSAN-Host1.

    Port number

    Accept the default port number or enter a new value.

    Credential

    Select the Credential, or click the plus sign to add new login credentials for the object.

    Collection interval

    Enter the collection interval, in minutes. For example, if you expect the host to generate performance data every 5 minutes, set the collection interval to 5 minutes.

    Dynamic Thresholding.

    Accept the default, Yes.

  4. Click OK to add the object.

Results

vSAN-Host1 appears in the Inventory Explorer as a host object type for the vSAN adapter type.

What to do next

When you add an individual object, vRealize Operations Manager does not begin collecting metrics for the object until you turn on data collection. See Inventory Explorer: List of Objects.

For each new object, vRealize Operations Manager assigns tag values for its collector and its object type. Sometimes, you might want to assign other tags. See Creating and Assigning Tags.