Veeam VMware Advanced ESXi Hardware Monitoring (CIM-based) MP

The Veeam VMware Advanced ESXi Hardware Monitoring (CIM-based) MP supplements the Veeam VMware High-Granularity MP and includes collection rules that allow you to monitor state of host hardware sensors.

After you import the Veeam.Virt.Extensions.VMware.Monitoring.Hardware.xml and Veeam.Virt.Extensions.VMware.Monitoring.HighGranularity.xml, enable CIM-based hardware monitoring. To do that, follow the steps:

  1. Assign the CIM interaction privilege to the user role. The CIM interaction privilege is required for collecting hardware sensor data using CIM over XML from vSphere hosts directly.
  1. Navigate to All Privileges > Host > CIM.
  2. Select the CIM Interaction check box.
  3. Click OK to save the changes.

Enable CIM interaction

By default, firewalls on vSphere hosts allow incoming connections on port 5989 for CIM data collection.

  1. Configure Collector settings in Veeam UI:
  1. Open Veeam UI and switch to the Veeam Collectors tab.
  2. In the Configuration section, select Collector Settings.
  3. In the Collector Settings window, set the HardwareSensors value to True.