Credentials for Top-Down Discovery
Sometimes devices monitored by WhatsUp Gold are running within a cluster or deliberate deployment pattern. For these cases (virtual, wireless, storage, cloud, and more) it is best practice to first discover the management host or service with the appropriate credentials.
- NAS or SAN. Use Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S) credentials.
- Virtual Hosts. Use VMware credentials for vCenter and ESX/ESXi. Use Windows credentials for Hyper-V.
- Wireless LAN Controllers. Typically Wireless LAN Controllers use SSH credentials or Meraki credentials.
- Cloud. Azure and Amazon credentials are available for discovering compute and storage resources.