How to inventory VMWare vSphere environments with Landesk Data Analytics

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    Verified Product Versions

    Endpoint Manager 9.5Endpoint Manager 2016.x

    There are to possible ways to create the inventory of ESX(i) host with LANDesk Data Analytics:


    With Data Translation Services > VMWare vCenter Import rules


    This function is only available from LDDA 9.5 Patch 50 and above

    LANDesk Data Analytics 9.5 Sustaining Patch Information


    1. Create new rule Data Translation Services > VMWare vCenter Import rules


    2. Specify the name of the new rule and click "next"


    3. Select the database type of your vCenter Server (by default it should be SQL)


    4. Specify Servername / Database name / User name / Password to access the database of the vCenter server and click Finish

    Note: A local SQL Account might be necessary.


    (The below screenshots display the configuration of a default vCenter installation)



    5. Run (or schedule) the rule you have just created.


    6. After the rule run successfully, the imported virtual hosts should be found in the LAndesk Console > Network view > All virtual  OS hosts (in the below example host 192)



    With Discovery Services > SNMP scan configuration


    1. In order to enable the scanner to gather the inventory information directly from the host ESX(i) device, the VMWare SNMP agent needs to be enabled on the host device and the SNMP community needs be enabled, that the SNMP scan will use.

    For detailed information, how to configure these on an ESX(i) host, please refer to the following VMWare article:


    Configure SNMP for ESX/ESXi

    (By default: install "VMware vSphere CLI" on a client, open the command prompt

    run "C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware vSphere CLI\bin> --server [hostname] --username [username] --password [password] --enable"

    run "C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware vSphere CLI\bin> --server [hostname] --username [username] --password [password] -c public")



    2. Create a new Discovery Services SNMP scan configuration for the virtual host(s) in the following way:

    • Specify a IP Address range / Asset Control Query / Domain / UDD goup / LDMS Query, that contains the host devices:


    • Configure the SNMP community, which was enabled in step1 (in the below example "public")



    • Create a new SNMP scan configuration using the previous settings and save it.





    3. Run (or schedule) the configuration


    4. Open Asset Control > Network View > Database > Assets > All assets to view the inventory  of the host