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VMware VCenter


The VMware vCenter DSM for JSA collects vCenter server events by using the VMware protocol.

The EMC VMware protocol uses HTTPS to poll for vCenter appliances for events. You must configure a log source in JSA to collect VMware vCenter events.

Before you configure your log source to use the VMWare protocol, it is suggested that you create a unique user to poll for events. This user can be created as a member of the root or administrative group, but you must provide the user with an assigned role of read-only permission. This ensures that JSA can collect the maximum number of events and retain a level of security for your virtual servers. For more information about user roles, see your VMWare documentation.

Configuring a Log Source for the VMWare VCenter

To collect vCenter events with the VMware protocol, you must configure a log source in JSA.

  1. Click the Admin tab.
  2. Click the Log Sources icon.
  3. Click Add.
  4. In the Log Source Name field, type a name for your log source.
  5. From the Log Source Type list, select VMWare vCenter.
  6. Using the Protocol Configuration list, select EMC VMWare.
  7. Configure the following values:

    Table 1: VMware Protocol Parameters



    Log Source Identifier

    Type the IP address or host name for the log source. This value must match the value that is configured in the ESX IP field.

    ESX IP

    Type the IP address of the VMWare vCenter server.

    For example,

    The VMware protocol prepends the IP address of your VMware vCenter server with HTTPS before the protocol requests event data.

    User Name

    Type the user name that is required to access the VMWare vCenter server.


    Type the password that is required to access the VMWare vCenter server.

  8. Click Save.
  9. On the Admin tab, click Deploy Changes.

Supported VCloud Event Types Logged by JSA

The VMware vCloud DSM for JSA can collect events from several categories.

Each event category contains low-level events that describe the action that is taken within the event category. For example, user events can have user created or user deleted as a low-level event.

The following list is the default event categories that are collected by JSA from vCloud Director:

  • User events

  • Group events

  • User role events

  • Session events

  • Organization events

  • Network events

  • Catalog events

  • Virtual data center (VDC) events

  • Virtual application (vApp) events

  • Virtual machine (VM) events

  • Media events

  • Task operation events