The VMware vCenter Server Appliance (VCSA) is a non-Windows based appliance that operates in the same way as a Windows based vCenter Server™. As these appliances are not built on Windows, they will not be collected as part of the Windows scanning process and will need to be separately inventoried. You can initiate a VCSA scan from the ‘Getting Started’ menu by selecting ‘First Scan’ then checking the ‘vCenter Appliances’ option. Once you have selected this option click on the ‘Next’ button.
On the ‘vCenter Appliances’ tab click on the ‘Add’ button and enter the appliances NetBIOS, FQDN or IP address. You will then need to enter the user name and password that has access to the appliance. When you enter credentials specific to VCSA and select ‘Save’ you will see ‘vCenter credentials added.’ at the bottom of the ‘vCenter Appliances’ tab. Repeat for each VCSA in your environment.
Now that you have identified your vCenter Appliance(s) and provided the appropriate credentials to access them, you are ready to scan your VCSA infrastructure. To initiate a scan click on the ‘Initiate Scan’ tab and select ‘Scan’.
To remove one or more appliances you have two options. You can highlight the server you wish to remove then click on the ‘Remove’ button to delete one device. Alternatively, click on the ‘Clear All’ button and all appliances will be removed.
IMPORTANT: Movere does not use any vCenter Single Sign-On identity sources for authentication. Instead, Movere uses SSH which means the user running the scan must have an account stored on the server housing the VCSA.