VMware Environment

Q: What do I need when I configure a VMware ESX Environment?

A: You will provide Cloudamize with read-only credentials to your vCenter.


Q: How does Cloudamize send data out if I have a vCenter that is not accessible by Internet?

A: Cloudamize provides a proxy that connects to vCenter on one side and the Cloudamize server on the other side to forward the data to the Cloudamize server.


Q: What ports does the Cloudamize proxy use?

A: The Cloudamize proxy connects to vCenter on SSL (port 443) and the Cloudamize server on port 80.


Q: Do I have to install the Cloudamize proxy on the vCenter host?

A: No, you can install the Cloudamize proxy on the vCenter host or any other Windows VM that has access to Internet as well as the vCenter host.


Q: Do I need to install agents on individual VMs?

A: In order to get data on application interdependencies you will need to install agents on individual VMs. This information is used to build move groups in the Migration Planner.


Q: Is there a way to install Cloudamize Agents on all the VMs via script or some other method?

A. Yes. Cloudamize provides Cloudamize vCenter Agent Installer, which allows you to push out Cloudamize agents and install them on the VMs via vCenter.


Q: Do I still need to provide read-only credentials to vCenter?

A: Yes, this allows Cloudamize to get basic inventory and performance related data.


Q: What is the performance overhead of collecting data from the vCenter?

A: vCenter is already collecting the data. Cloudamize reads the collected data and sends that over the Cloudamize server.


Q: How much bandwidth is used when the data is transported from vCenter? 

A: Approximately 40 KB per hour.

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