How to sync with vCenter

By default, all protected machines are displayed under the name of vAgent Host and to resolve their correct names, a synchronization with vCenter is needed to map vCenter used names.

To acheive the same view as in vCenter, synchronize virtual machines running on your VMware vCenter Server.

From your ERA Web Console, navigate to Admin > Server Task > Static Group Synchronization and click New.

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Enter basic information about the task, such as the Name and Description (optional). The Task type defines the settings and behavior of the task. Select the check box next to Run task immediately after finish to have the task run automatically after you click Finish.

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Expand settings and click Select under Static group name - By default, the root for synchronized computers will be used. Alternatively you can create a new Static Group.

Object to synchronize - Either Computers and Groups, or Only Computers.

Computer creation collision handling - If the synchronization adds computers that are already members of the Static Group, you can select a conflict resolution method: Skip (synchronized computers will not be added) or Move (new computers will be moved to a subgroup).

Computer extinction handling - If a computer no longer exists, you can either Remove this computer or Skip it.

Group extinction handling - If a group no longer exists, you can either Remove this group or Skip it.

From the Synchronization mode drop-down menu select the VMware option.

In the Server connection settings section enter the DNS name or IP address of the VMware vCenter Server and enter the credentials used to access VMware vCenter Server.

In the Synchronization settings section, type the following information:

oStructure view - select the type of VMware structure that will be enumerated during the synchronization.

oStructure path - click Browse... to navigate through nodes and enter the path in VMware structure that will be enumerated. Leave it empty to synchronize entire tree.

oComputer view - select the attribute that will be used as a name of computer.

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Select an existing trigger for this task, or create a new trigger. It is also possible to Remove or Modify a selected trigger.

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Review the configuration information displayed here and if it is ok, click Finish. The task is now created and ready to be used.