Creating a New Discovery Instance

About This Task

Access to the target integration device is required for discovery to occur.

After you configure and subscribe to the integration instance, VirtualWisdom adjusts the appropriate Wisdom Pack license count to reflect additional license consumption.

Prerequisites

To perform this task, the user must meet the following requirements:

  • Ensure that all items identified in Installation Prerequisites have been met.

  • Have the following information available for integration configuration. These are needed so VirtualWisdom can connect to and collect metrics from the target integration device:

      • InfiniBox Hostname/IP - Fully qualified domain name or IP address of the Infinibox

      • HTTPS - Use https protocol

      • Port Number - Port used to connect to InfiniBox

      • Monitoring Level

      • Username - User that connects to InfiniBox

      • Password - Password for user to connect to InfiniBox

  • If you intend to use credential sets when configuring devices, the credential sets must already have been created.

Steps

  1. From the Settings page, click Integrations in the Probes and Integrations section.

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  2. Click View for the licensed integration you want to configure.

    • If this is an initial configuration: You are directed to the New Integration page to configure the first integration.

    • If there are existing configurations: The Integration page opens, displaying a list of all existing licensed and unlicensed configurations.

  3. Click New.

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    The New Integration page displays.

  4. Enter a Name for the configuration and click Next.

    Each configuration must have a unique name, to avoid save errors. If you are using more than one VirtualWisdom integration, it is recommended that a naming convention be used to ensure unique configuration names for each integration.

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    A second configuration page displays.

  5. Select a Poll Interval.

    When selecting the poll interval, note that metric collection automatically begins when the first poll interval is reached.

    Licensing Status updates when the license is verified.

  6. In the Devices area, add the configurations.

    • To add one configuration at a time, click Add.

      You must select a credential set or enter a name/IP address, username, and password.

      APPLICABILITY The port number is predefined, but can be edited.

    • To add multiple configurations at one time, click Import, select a CSV file to upload, and then select how the file content should impact existing records.

      You can Replace, Merge, or Add records.

      Warning

      If you select Replace, the entire contents currently in the table are deleted and replaced. This deletion cannot be undone.

      See Using a CSV File for Configuration for details about using a configuration file.

  7. Complete the device connection details and then click Save.

  8. Click Save on the Configuration page.

    If properly configured, the hosts are subscribed when the first metrics data is collected, based on the polling interval. You can verify subscription from the Integration page, that lists integration configuration instances.

Next Steps

Optional: Create credential sets and assign to devices