To view the roles and permissions associated with the VIDM users collecting the NSX-T adapter, see NSX-T Introduction
  • To use Principal Identities authentication in vRealize Operations you must have created a Principal Identity user in NSX-T.
  • Ensure that you have the client certificate and the key to authenticate the Principal Identity users in vRealize Operations.


  1. From the left menu, click Data Sources and then, click Add Account.
  2. On the Account types page, click NSX-T Adapter.
  3. Enter a display name and description for the NSX-T account.
    • Name - Enter the name for the NSX-T instance as you want it to appear in vRealize Operations.
    • Description - Enter any additional information that helps you manage your instances.
  4. Virtual IP/NSX-T Manager - Enter the FQDN, the IP address, or the Virtual IP of the NSX-T manager. Both IPv4 address and IPv6 address formats are supported.
  5. Select the credential you want to use to sign on to the environment from the drop-down menu. To add new credentials to access the NSX-T environment , click the plus sign.
    1. From the Manage Credential dialog, click Credential Kind drop-down and select NSX-T Credential.
      The NSX-T Credential allows you to use local administrator or VMware Identity Manager for authentication.
    2. Click Credential Kind drop-down and select NSX-T Client Certificate.
      The NSX-T Client Certificate allows you to use Principal Identities user or certificate-based client for authentication.
  6. Enter the credential details based on your selection.
    For NSX-T Credentials, enter the following details.
    • Credential Name - The name by which you are identifying the configured credentials.
    • User Name - The user name of the NSX-T instance.
    • Password - The password of the NSX-T instance.
    For NSX-T Client Certificate Credentials, enter the following details.
    • Credential Name - The name by which you are identifying the configured credentials.
    • Client Certificate Data - Enter the value of the client certificate data associated with the principal user.
    • Client Key Data - Enter the value of the client key data associated with the principal user.
  7. Determine which vRealize Operations collector or collector group is used to manage the account. If you have multiple collectors or collector groups in your environment, and you want to distribute the workload to optimize performance, select the collector or collector group to manage the adapter processes for this instance.
    Review and Accept Untrusted Certificates
    When you upgrade vRealize Operations from an earlier version to vRealize Operations 8.6, the NSX-T adapter moves to a warning state and the data collection stops. This happens only when you have an adapter which presents a self-signed certificate, or a certificate signed by an untrusted Certification Authority.
    To continue the adapter configuration, you must Validate the Connection, where you are prompted to review and accept the certificate.
    Note: If you have a multi node cluster configuration, then you are prompted to review and accept the certificate for each node.
  8. Click Validate Connection to validate the connection.
  9. In Advanced Settings, click Select services to unmonitor drop-down box to select the services you do not want to monitor.
    Note: This setting is applicable only for on-premises NSX-T. The selected services are not monitored and alerts are not raised for these services.
  10. Set the Auto Discovery to True or False.
    Auto Discovery - True - Activates auto discovery of the new objects added to the monitored system. By default the auto discovery is always set to true.
    Auto Discovery - False - Deactivates auto discovery, you must manually discover the objects from the system which you want to monitor .
    Note: Earlier the NSX-T Management Pack used to collect all the data and monitor all the objects associated with the MP, but now the NSX-T Management Pack lets you select specific objects and services which you want to monitor.
  11. To save the configurations, click Save This SDDC.
  12. Click Add.
    The adapter instance is added to the list.

What to do next

Verify that the adapter is configured and is collecting data.