Connectivity (VMware) service
The Connectivity (VMware) service monitors the availability of the TCP ports for the CIM-XML and WS-Management protocols on an ESXi server or vCenter appliance. These are the protocols SolarWinds N-central uses to monitor virtualized environments that are running on VMware hosts. This service provides a way to determine if there will be any issues discovering and monitoring those environments.
The default CIM-XML port is 5989, and the default WS-Management port is 443. If you configured ESXi server or vCenter appliance to use custom port assignments, SolarWinds N-central can make the appropriate modifications by clicking Settings > Monitoring Options of the device.
SolarWinds N-central uses the CIM services and ports for monitoring.
Basic service information
|Supported Systems/Applications||Any ESXi/vCenter 5.1 server|
|Maximum Instances on each Device||1|
|Supported Device Class||Servers – ESXi, Servers - Windows|
|Monitored by||Windows probe|
|Scan Interval||5 minutes|
|Is the CIM port responding?||
|Is the Web port responding?||