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Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise 11.7 - Management Pack for SCOM User Guide

VMware | Connection Details

Create a VMware connection to an ESX Server or VirtualCenter server hosting a Windows server.

Open this screen from the Spotlight Client

  1. Click Configure | Connections.

  2. Select the VMware connection type.
  3. Click Add a new connection or to edit, right click the connection and select Properties.

Specify the connection details for this VMware server

Field Description


The IP address or hostname of the ESX server or VirtualCenter server hosting the Windows server.

If you have a VirtualCenter server then connect to that in preference to the ESX host. That way if the virtual machine migrates from one host to another the VirtualCenter server can still be interrogated for data for the virtual machine.


The authentication (username and password) for Spotlight to use to connect to the VMware server. The user must have at least a read-only role for the ESX server or VirtualCenter server.

TIP: When done, click Test to verify Spotlight can successfully establish a connection with the details provided.

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