Cisco Virtual Network Management Center GUI Configuration Guide, Release 1.3
Configuring VM Managers
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Configuring VM Managers

Configuring VM Managers

This chapter includes the following sections:

VNMC VM Manager vCenter Connection

VNMC VM Manager connects to vCenter on port 80. A vCenter extension file is required to establish a connection between VM Manager and vCenter. The extension file is exported from Cisco VNMC and linked on the VM Managers tab. You install it as a plugin on all the vCenter servers to which you want to connect.

Configuring VM Managers from the Administration Tab

Adding a VM Manager

Before You Begin
A vCenter extension file is required to establish a secure connection between the vCenter and the VM Manager. Export the vCenter extension file by clicking the Export vCenter Extension link, and installing it as a plugin on all the vCenter servers.

Note


On the Plug-In Manager page of the vCenter, scroll to the end of the page, and right-click to view the New Plug-in menu.


Procedure
    Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Administration tab.
    Step 2   In the Navigation pane, click the VM Managers subtab.
    Step 3   In the Navigation pane, click the VM Managers node to view the VM Managers work pane.
    Step 4   In the Work pane, click the Add VM Manager link.
    Step 5   In the Add VM Manager dialog box, complete the following fields:
    Name Description

    Name field

    The name of the VM Manager.

    This name can be between 1 and 256 identifier characters. You can use alphanumeric characters including hyphens, underscore, dot, and colon. You cannot change this description after it is saved.

    Description field

    A description of the VM Manager.

    This description can be between 1 and 256 identifier characters. You can use alphanumeric characters including hyphens, underscore, dot, and colon. You cannot change this description after it is saved.

    Hostname/IP Address field

    The host name or IP address of the VM Manager.

    Step 6   Click OK.
    Note   

    Once a VM Manager is added, Cisco VNMC fetches the hypervisor/VMs and displays it in the Resource Manager > Resources tab. Only VMs with Cisco Nexus 1000V Series switch port profiles attached are fetched.


    Editing a VM Manager

    Procedure
      Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Administration tab.
      Step 2   In the Navigation pane, click the VM Managers subtab.
      Step 3   In the right Work pane, click the VM Manager you want to edit.
      Step 4   Click the Edit link.
      Step 5   In the Edit VM Manager dialog box, edit the appropriate information as required.
      Name Description

      Name field

      The name of the VM Manager.

      This field cannot be edited.

      Description field

      A description of the VM Manager.

      Hostname/IP Address field

      The hostname or IP address of the VM Manager.

      This field cannot be edited.

      Admin State field

      The administrative state for the VM Manager. This can be one of the following states:
      • enable
      • disable

      When a vCenter is added to Cisco VNMC, with the enable option, the system fetches all the VM inventory from vCenter. Any changes occurring to the VMs on vCenter are also fetched.

      When a vCenter is added to Cisco VNMC, with the disable option, the system displays all the discovered VMs from vCenter. Any changes occurring to the VMs on the vCenter are not fetched. The changes will be fetched by Cisco VNMC when the admin state is changed to enable.

      Type field

      The vendor for this VM Manager.

      Version field

      The version of the VM Manager.

      Operational State field

      This can be:
      • up
      • unreachable
      • bad-credentials
      • comm-error
      • admin-down
      • unknown

      Operational State Reason field

      The operational state.

      Step 6   Click OK.

      Deleting a VM Manager

      Procedure
        Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Administration tab.
        Step 2   In the Navigation pane, click the VM Managers subtab.
        Step 3   In the Work pane, click the VM Managers tab.
        Step 4   In the VM Managers table, click the VM Manager you want to delete.
        Step 5   Click the Delete link.
        Step 6   In the Confirm dialog box, click Yes.

        Configuring VM Managers from the Resource Management Tab

        Adding a VM Manager

        Before You Begin
        A vCenter extension file is required to establish a secure connection between the vCenter and the VM Manager. Export the vCenter extension file by clicking the Export vCenter Extension link, and installing it as a plugin on all the vCenter servers.

        Note


        On the Plug-In Manager page of the vCenter, scroll to the end of the page, and right-click to view the New Plug-in menu.


        Procedure
          Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Resource Management tab.
          Step 2   In the Navigation pane, click the Resources subtab.
          Step 3   In the Navigation pane, click Virtual Machines.
          Step 4   In the Navigation pane, click the VM Managers node.
          Step 5   In the Work pane, click the Add VM Manager link.
          Step 6   In the Add VM Manager dialog box, complete the following fields:
          Name Description

          Name field

          The name of the VM Manager.

          This name can be between 1 and 256 identifier characters. You can use alphanumeric characters including hyphens, underscore, dot, and colon. You cannot change this description after it is saved.

          Description field

          A description of the VM Manager.

          This description can be between 1 and 256 identifier characters. You can use alphanumeric characters including hyphens, underscore, dot, and colon. You cannot change this description after it is saved.

          Hostname/IP Address field

          The host name or IP address of the VM Manager.

          Step 7   Click OK.
          Note   

          Once a VM Manager is added, Cisco VNMC fetches the hypervisor/VMs and displays it in the Resource Manager > Resources tab. Only VMs with Cisco Nexus 1000V Series switch port profiles attached are fetched.


          Editing a VM Manager

          Procedure
            Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Resource Management tab.
            Step 2   In the Navigation pane, click the Resources subtab.
            Step 3   In the Navigation pane, click Virtual Machines.
            Step 4   In the Navigation pane, click the VM Managers node.
            Step 5   In the right Work pane, click the VM Manager you want to edit.
            Step 6   Click the Edit link.
            Step 7   In the Edit VM Manager dialog box, edit the appropriate information as required.
            Name Description

            Name field

            The name of the VM Manager.

            This field cannot be edited.

            Description field

            A description of the VM Manager.

            Hostname/IP Address field

            The hostname or IP address of the VM Manager.

            This field cannot be edited.

            Admin State field

            The administrative state for the VM Manager. This can be one of the following states:
            • enable
            • disable

            When a vCenter is added to Cisco VNMC, with the enable option, the system fetches all the VM inventory from vCenter. Any changes occurring to the VMs on vCenter are also fetched.

            When a vCenter is added to Cisco VNMC, with the disable option, the system displays all the discovered VMs from vCenter. Any changes occurring to the VMs on the vCenter are not fetched. The changes will be fetched by Cisco VNMC when the admin state is changed to enable.

            Type field

            The vendor for this VM Manager.

            Version field

            The version of the VM Manager.

            Operational State field

            This can be:
            • up
            • unreachable
            • bad-credentials
            • comm-error
            • admin-down
            • unknown

            Operational State Reason field

            The operational state.

            Step 8   Click OK.

            Deleting a VM Manager

            Procedure
              Step 1   In the Navigation pane, click the Resource Management tab.
              Step 2   In the Navigation pane, click the Resources subtab.
              Step 3   In the Navigation pane, click Virtual Machines.
              Step 4   In the Work pane, click the VM Managers tab.
              Step 5   In the VM Managers table, click the VM Manager you want to delete.
              Step 6   Click the Delete link.
              Step 7   In the Confirm dialog box, click Yes.