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Jira Insight and vmware scanning?


We setup our discovery scanner to scan vcenter and then checked the box scan virtual guests.  The scan looks like it is collecting vm guest information but only loads the vmware host information when it is done and no guest information.  If we scan subnets we can get the information to import.  Is there a way to setup our scan without using subnets and only scanning vcenter?

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Hi Matt,

I'm sorry, but do you expect the VMs are imported under "Host" object as "Virtual Guest" or the VMs should be imported as part of "Host" object?

In our company, we scan through a range that include all the vmware hosts only, and consequently, Discovery collects your VMs. When we import the results into Insight, vmware hosts are included in "Host" object and the VMs are included in "Virtual Guest" object.

Yes that is exactly what we are wanting to do.  I will give that a shot.  Thank you! 

Like Gustavo Delazari Borges likes this

Are you scanning using the root ssh login to the esxi host or vsphere creds to the local host?

Vsphere credentials. A workmate has created an proper user for me with limited permissions, and it seems to be working fine with Discovery.

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