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Hello,

We have a vcenter cluster - with 1000+ VM -s in it. We user SOAP sensors to monitor the hardware and storage - and would like to use the VM -s as well: but in case of VMs (for corporate structural reasons) it would be nice to be able to "filter" based on any possible way: - we might use some kind of filter in the template (but as far I konw it is impossible to do so in the template)? - we might use the clusters or foldes vcenter has to offer (but I did not found any hint for that in PRTG and I was unable to limit the user PRTG uses to have such a limitated access)?

does anyone any hint how could we proceede?

thanks in advance,

filter soap vcenter

Created on Mar 18, 2019 9:39:58 AM by  Saimonsais (50) 1 1



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I found the correct privilege setting - so the Answer was, to create a custom read-only user exclusive privilege for the cluster in question.

Created on Jul 2, 2019 1:35:09 PM by  Saimonsais (50) 1 1



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Hi there,

I'm afraid that it's not possible to add any filters to the device templates to just created particular VMs. The auto-discovery will automatically add all machines which are visible while performing the meta-scan.


Kind regards,
Felix Saure, Tech Support Team

Created on Mar 18, 2019 11:40:41 AM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]



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Hello,

I understand the limitations - but is there no walkaround - except to use multiple vcenter infrastructure) ?

As we do have one vcenter and one datacenter inside vcenter, but we have multiple clusters: vcenter/datacenter/cluster1 vcenter/datacenter/cluster2

I was wondering there might be a way, to use some kind of limited vcenter user which has only access for cluster1 for example. But I did not found the correct privilege settings in vcenter.

rgrds

Created on Apr 8, 2019 11:41:12 AM by  Saimonsais (50) 1 1



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Hello,

Sounds like a clever way in order to filter the results of the meta scan. I'm afraid that I cannot provide these privilege settings in VMware as well, maybe another community member can help you our here.


Kind regards,
Felix Saure, Tech Support Team

Created on Apr 9, 2019 8:17:41 AM by  Felix Saure [Paessler Support]



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I found the correct privilege setting - so the Answer was, to create a custom read-only user exclusive privilege for the cluster in question.

Created on Jul 2, 2019 1:35:09 PM by  Saimonsais (50) 1 1



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