Step 6. Specify VM Guest OS Credentials

After you connect one or more VMware vSphere servers, you must specify credentials of an account that will be used to collect data from Windows-based guest OSes on VMs. If you do not specify guest OS credentials, Veeam ONE will use connection credentials to display guest OS data in monitoring dashboards, alarms and reports.

You can specify the account credentials for VM guest OS at the following levels of the VMware vSphere infrastructure:

  • VMware vSphere infrastructure
  • VM containers, such as hosts and clusters
  • Individual VMs

If you specify guest OS account credentials at multiple levels, Veeam ONE will use the following order of priority: VM > VM containers > VMware vSphere infrastructure. For example, if account credentials are specified both at the VM and VM container level, Veeam ONE will collect guest OS data using an account set at the VM level.

Specifying Account Credentials for VMware vSphere Infrastructure

You can specify account credentials at the level of the VMware vSphere infrastructure. Veeam ONE will use this account to connect to all VMs running on VMware vSphere hosts unless you specify other credentials for specific VMs or VM containers.

To specify account credentials for all VMs in the VMware vSphere infrastructure:

  1. Open Veeam ONE Monitor.
  2. On the toolbar, click Options and select Server Settings.

Alternatively, press the [CTRL+S] on the keyboard.

  1. In the Server Settings window, open the Credentials tab.
  2. Specify guest OS credentials:
  • In the Linux Guest OS Credentials section, specify the login and password of an account that will be used to collect data from the guest OS of Linux-based VMs.

In the Port field, change the default connection port if required.

  • In the Windows Guest OS Credentials section, specify the login and password of an account that will be used to collect data from the guest OS of Windows-based VMs.
  1. Click OK.

Specify VM Guest OS Account Credentials

Specifying Account Credentials VMs

You can specify account credentials at the level of specific VMs or VM containers. This can be helpful if an account specified at the level of the VMware vSphere infrastructure does not have enough permissions on specific VMs or VM containers.

To specify account credentials for individual VMs or VM containers:

  1. Open Veeam ONE Monitor.
  2. At the bottom of the inventory pane, click Infrastructure View.
  3. Right-click the necessary VM and select Guest OS Credentials from the shortcut menu.
  4. In the Guest OS Credentials window, specify credentials of an account that will be used to collect guest OS data from VMware vSphere VMs.
  5. Click OK.
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