Account credentials for each platform (user account & password)
- For example: User “Administrator” with the password “password123”
- Use existing account or create a specific vScope account with sufficient reading rights.
Examples of platforms and account reading rights
Read only role with full rights to read all resources and information. There’s an option to only view parts of the virtual infrastructure (for example an outsourced part) with the use of a so called “limited VMware read account“.
Hyper-V (WMI or VMM)
Read only-accounts with access to the entire virtual infrastructure.
Set up local user accounts with reading rights as per the following guide. For simplicity it is of course possible to use a domain admin account, but this isn’t something InfraSight Labs recommends. Remember that vScope can only read information and doesn’t write anything more than it’s own database.
Linux & Unix (SSH)
User account with access to all Linux operative systems. Contact us if you need more information about the SSH account.
Web certificates (HTTP)
No user account needed for information about web certificates.
Databases (Oracle, MS SQL, MySQL)
LDAP and Active Directory
The same as for WMI, the account needs highest possible reading rights, and you can either create a local account or the non-recommended domain admin.
SAN (SMI-S or NetApp)
Depending on the vendor you may have to turn on “SMI-S” on the SAN. SMI-S is a standard protocol that most of the SAN vendors supports. You can find more information on how to turn on this protocol for the different vendors here.
Switches, printers, access points etc. (SNMP)
This “account” is really just a public string. Default is usually “Public”, but could’ve been changed manually by you at some point.
Azure AD / Office365
Here’s a guide for how to setup Azure.
You can also find more information about read accounts, targets and the Discovery Manager here.