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How to create a read-only account for VMware monitoring

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Auvik needs read-only credentials to properly monitor your VMware ESXi host.

You'll need to create a user with read-only permissions using the VMware Host Client (ESXi 7.0):

  1. Log into the VMware ESXi with administrative rights
  2. From the left-hand navigation, click on Manage
  3. Choose the Security & Users tab and click on Users
  4. Choose Add user  and fill in the following details:
    • User name (required)
    • Description
    • Password (required)
    • Confirm password (required)
  5. Click Add
  6. In the side navigation, select Host
  7. Right click on host, select Permissions (or choose Actions > Permissions)
  8. Click Add user, select user that you just created and select a role (read-only)
  9. Make sure System is checkmarked under the Read-only role
  10. Click Add user to save
  11. Add the read-only credentials to Auvik
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