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Synchronization mode - VMware

You can synchronize virtual machines running on VMware vCenter Server.


To run this task successfully, you need to import the vCenter CA in your ESET PROTECT Server. You can export it via your web browser.

For example, to export the certificate using Firefox, click the icon of the secure connection in the address bar secure_connection and then click Show connection details > More Information > View certificate > Details > Export > Save.

To create a new Server Task, click Tasks > New > add_new_defaultServer Task or select the desired task type on the left and click New > add_new_defaultServer Task.


In the Basic section, type basic information about the task, such as a Name and Description (optional). Click Select tags to assign tags.
In the Task drop-down menu, select the task type you want to create and configure. If you have selected a specific task type before creating a new task, Task is pre-selected based on your previous choice. Task (see the list of all Tasks) defines the settings and the behavior for the task.

You can also select from the following task trigger settings:

Run task immediately after finish - Select this option to have the task run automatically after you click Finish.

Configure trigger - Select this option to enable the Trigger section, where you can configure trigger settings.

To set the trigger later, leave the check boxes deselected.


Common Settings

Click Select under Static Group Name - by default, the executing user's home group will be used for synchronized computers. 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:

oSkip (synchronized computers will not be added)

oMove (new computers will be moved to a subgroup)

oDuplicate (new computer is created with modified name)

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.

Synchonization mode - VMware

Server connection settings

Server - Type in the DNS or IP address of the VMware vCenter Server. The address must be exactly the same as the value CN of the imported vCenter CA. You can find this value in the column Subject of the More > Certification Authorities window.

Login - Type in the login credentials for the VMware vCenter Server.

Password - Type in the password used to log onto your VMware vCenter Server.

Synchronization settings

Structure view - Select the type of structure view, either Folders or Resource pool.

Structure path - Click Browse and navigate to the folder you want to synchronize. If the field is left empty, the entire structure will be synchronized.

Computer view - Select whether to display computers by Name, Host Name or IP Address following synchronization.


If you get the error: Server not found in Kerberos database after clicking Browse, use the server's AD FQDN instead of the IP address.


The Trigger section contains information about the trigger(s) which would run a task. Each Server Task can have up to one trigger. Each trigger can run only one Server Task. If Configure trigger is not selected in the Basic section, a trigger is not created. A task can be created without trigger. Such a task can be run afterward manually or a trigger can be added later.

Advanced Settings - Throttling

By setting Throttling, you can set advanced rules for the created trigger. Setting throttling is optional.


All configured options are displayed here. Review the settings and click Finish.

You can see the progress indicator bar, status icon and details for each created task in Tasks.