OneIQ Pulse allows VMware endpoints to be discovered by IP or hostname using an authorized user account with a read-only role.

Discovering VMware vCenter Server, instead of adding VMware ESXi hosts individually, is recommended so that all managed hosts and resources can be discovered and monitored together.

Note: OneIQ Pulse prevents addition of VMware ESXi hosts already managed by a discovered VMware vCenter Server instance.

You will need to add certificate to the trusted list if the VMware vCenter is being discovered for the first time by clicking "Trust" button.

Viewing discovered VMware endpoints

Upon successful discovery, a new endpoint tile will appear in the Dashboard screen and display the IP address, credentials used and the current endpoint status.

OneIQ Pulse does not display tiles for individual virtual machines or other managed resources. This detailed information is only available in the OneIQ Portal. 

Endpoint Lifecycle


When the Create button is clicked, OneIQ Pulse will attempt to discover the specified hostname or IP address and check if the VMware vCenter Server or the VMware ESXi host responds. The discovery process typically takes less than 10 minutes. During this time, OneIQ Pulse connects to the VMware API and attempts to login and identify the target endpoint.


If the endpoint is successfully discovered, OneIQ Pulse will 

  • Add the endpoint

  • Set its status to Detected and 

  • Automatically schedule inventory and performance data collection tasks 


After a baseline of inventory and performance data is collected, OneIQ Pulse will switch the endpoint status to Collecting and continue gathering 

  • Performance data every 5 minutes

  • Inventory data every 1 hour

Each operation usually takes less than minute, but may take longer in larger VMware environments. 

Best Practice: Check data collection after 3-4 hours to ensure that all endpoints are still being successfully monitored.

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