How to Auto-Discover and Add Virtual Machines to NodeGrid

            In order to discover virtual machines on the network, first you need to add at least one virtual machine type manually. See the article "How to manually add Virtual Machines to NodeGrid" for details.

             

            Then, follow the steps below:

            Access the NodeGrid via a browser and log in as admin user.

            Go to Managed Devices :: Auto Discovery:: Network Scan page and click on Add button.

            Enter a Scan ID and the IP range (start and end).

            You can select/unselect the 3 options depending on how you want to discover your KVM devices:

            • Similar Devices (select a console server device you previously have added to NodeGrid),
            • Port Scan and enter a list of ports in the Port List field,
            • Ping

            You may want to change the scan interval or leave it the default 60 minutes.

            Click Save.

             

            Note: Similar Devices mean that all devices have the same credentials.

             

            Now, go to Managed Devices :: Auto Discovery:: Discovery Rules, click Add, and follow the steps below to discover and add virtual machines to the NodeGrid Managed Devices.

            • Enter a name for the rule
            • On Discovery Method, select VM Manager. In the Datacenter, Cluster and Host VM Identifierfields, provide a substring to identify the datacenter, cluster or virtual machine names for this configuration. Otherwise, leave these fields blank and this will allow any virtual machine to match this configuration.
            • For the Action field, select action Clone (Mode: Enabled).
            • For the Clone From field, select the virtual machine name that you manually added and then, click Save.

            Follow the steps below if you want to discover and add the VMWare Virtual Ports to the NodeGrid Managed Devices.

            • Enter a name for the rule
            • On Discovery Method select VM Serial.
            • In the Host or VM Identifier field, provide a substring to identify the virtual machine names for this configuration. You can also provide the Port URI information configured under the VM serial port in the ESXi server. This field can be used to provide group names or an identifier for a group of servers. Otherwise, leave both fields blank and this will allow any virtual machine to match this configuration.
            • For the Action field, select action Clone (Mode: Enabled).
            • For the Clone From field, select the virtual machine name that you manually added, and then click Save.

            NodeGrid Manager is now configured with basic information and ready to discover Virtual Machines and/or VMWare Virtual Ports, and to accept users and connections to managed devices. You may want to wait for the Scan Interval, or click on Discover Now tab, select the VM Scan ID, and then click on Discover Now button.

            Updated: 23 Nov 2016 05:37 AM
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