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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.

EMC VMware Log Source Parameters for VMware vCenter

Add a VMware vCenter log source on the JSA Console by using the EMC VMware protocol.

When using the EMC VMware protocol, there are specific parameters that you must use.

The following table describes the parameters that require specific values to collect EMC VMware events from VMware vCenter:

Table 1: EMC VMware Log Source Parameters for the VMware vCenter DSM



Log Source type

VMware vCenter

Protocol Configuration

EMC VMware

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.

VMware IP

Type the IP address of the VMware ESXi server.

The EMC VMware protocol appends the IP address of your VMware ESXi 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.

VMware vCenter Sample Event Message

Use this sample event message to verify a successful integration with JSA.


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VMware vCenter sample message when you use the Syslog protocol

The following sample event message shows that a user has authenticated to the vCenter appliance.