When you discover virtual resources, include IP addresses of vCenters or hypervisors in your scan specification rather than individual VMs. WhatsUp Gold becomes aware of individual virtual machines through managing elements (such as vCenters, Hyper-V hosts, and standalone hypervisors) as part of the discovery process.
When including virtual environments in your discovery scan, follow these guidelines:
Important: To ensure that VMware vCenter, cluster, datacenter, hypervisor, and virtual machine relationships are recognized by WhatsUp Gold and later reflected on the Network Map, you must apply/update monitoring (Start/Update Monitoring) to both the managing elements, the hypervisors, and the associated the virtual machines after discovery.
Before you invoke a discovery scan on your virtual environment, check that you have these:
Hyper-V. Hyper-V devices are discovered when valid Windows credentials are used. Groups and users for passing WMI management objects must be in place. Host OS Application firewalls must align with default Hyper-V firewall rules.
When you run a discovery scan, it is best to configure your scan to learn about VMware hypervisors and virtual machines through management services (such as VMware vCenter). In unmanaged virtual environments with stand-alone hypervisors (with just VMware ESXi, for example), you can discover hypervisors individually.
Specify DNS hostname or IP address for Hyper-V hosts when discovering Hyper-V environments.