When configuring an adapter instance for vSAN, you add credentials for a vCenter Server.

Prerequisites

Only vCenter Server systems that are configured for both the vCenter adapter and the vSAN adapter appear in the inventory tree under the vSAN and Storage Devices. Verify that the vCenter Server that you use to configure the vSAN adapter instance is also configured as a vCenter adapter instance for the VMware vSphere® solution. If not, add a vCenter adapter instance for that vCenter Server.

Procedure

  1. In the vCenter Server text box, enter the FQDN or IP address of the vCenter Server instance to which you are connecting.

    The vCenter Server FQDN or IP address must be reachable from all nodes in the vRealize Operations Manager cluster.

  2. To add credentials on the Manage Solution page, click the plus sign.
    1. In the Credential name text box, enter the name by which you are identifying the configured credentials.
    2. Type the User name and Password for the vCenter Server instance.
    3. Click OK.

    You configured credentials to connect to a vCenter Server instance.

  3. Click Advanced Settings.
  4. For Collection Interval, select a value of five minutes or greater.

    The vSAN adapter collects Health Check Service and Performance Service metrics from vSphere objects. The Health Check Service interval is configured in the vSphere interface and is 60 minutes by default. If the Health Check Service interval is 60 minutes and the vSAN adapter collection interval is 5 minutes, the vSAN adapter reports:

    • Same Health Check Service metrics 12 times.

    • Most recent Performance Service metrics for each cycle.

  5. Click Test Connection to validate the connection with your vCenter Server instance.
  6. Accept the vCenter Server security certificate.
  7. Click Save Settings.

Results

The adapter is added to the Adapter Instance list and is active.

What to do next

To verify that the adapter is configured and collecting data from vSAN objects, wait a few collection cycles, then view application-related data.

  • Inventory Explorer. Verify that all the objects related to the vSAN instance are listed. Objects should be in the collecting state and receiving data.

  • Dashboards. Verify that vSAN Capacity Overview, Optimize vSAN Deployments, vSAN Operations Overview, and Troubleshoot vSAN, are added to the default dashboards.

  • Under Environment > vSAN and Storage Devices, verify that the vSAN hierarchy includes the following related vCenter Server system objects:

    • vSAN World

    • Cache Disk

    • Capacity Disk

    • vSAN-enabled vCenter Server clusters

    • vSAN Fault Domains (optional)

    • vSAN-enabled Hosts

    • vSAN-enabled Datastores

    • vSAN Disk Groups

    • vSAN Datastore related VMs

    • vSAN Witness Hosts (optional)