Connecting VMware vSphere Servers

To collect data about VMware vSphere infrastructure objects, you must configure connections to VMware vSphere servers. Only connections to vCenter Servers are supported.


It is a requirement that Orchestrator has connections to the following vCenter Servers:

  • All vCenter Servers managing source and replica VMs
  • The vCenter Server managing resources that will be used to recover VMs
  • All vCenter Servers managing VMs whose disks are located on the connected storage systems

To configure a connection to a vCenter Server:

  1. Log in to the Orchestrator UI as an Orchestrator Administrator. For more information, see Accessing Orchestrator UI.

Only Administrators are allowed to add and remove vCenter Server connections.

  1. Switch to the Administration page.
  2. Navigate to VMware vCenter Servers.
  3. Click Add.
  4. In the Add VMware vCenter Server window:
  1. In the Name field, enter a DNS name or an IP address of the vCenter Server that will be connected to the Orchestrator server.
  2. In the User and Password fields, specify credentials of a user account for connecting to the server. The user name must be specified in the DOMAIN\USERNAME format.
  3. If required, you can change the port number used for communication with the server.
  4. Click Add.

If an untrusted security certificate is installed on the vCenter Server, you will get a security warning. You can view the certificate and click Remember and Continue — in this case, Orchestrator will remember the certificate thumbprint and will further trust the certificate when connecting to the server. Otherwise, you will not be able to add the server.


Connecting VMware vSphere Servers

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