vCenter Installation Instructions

Setting up your Virtualized Environment


Creating vCenter Read Only Credentials

Cloudamize will need read-only access to your vCenter to collect system performance data from the hypervisor in a VMware environment.

Follow these steps to create the necessary read-only credentials and add them to the Cloudamize portal:

Step 1: Login to the machine which is hosting your vCenter and create a new user account.


Step 2: Assign the new user to the “Users” group. Click on the “member of” tab and select “Users.”


Step 3: Go to your vCenter management dashboard, right-click the vCenter, and select “Add Permission.”


Step 4: Select “Add” from the Assign Permissions screen.


Step 5: From the user and groups list, select the new, read-only user account and click “OK.”


Step 6: Next, under “Assign Role” select “Read-only’ and click “OK.”


Step 7: To verify the set-up was done correctly, select the “Permissions” tab from your vCenter and make sure the role for the newly created account is set to “read-only.”


Step 8: Check that your login succeeds with the read-only credentials created.

  • IP address / Names: your vCenter IP address
  • User name: read-only user name
  • Password: read-only user password


Step 9: Enter a name for the vCenter, the IP address (public or private), and the read-only credentials just created.



NOTE: if your vCenter has a public IP address, then you will need to make sure TCP port 443 is open outbound to our vCenter data collector at IP address Once you have entered and saved your vCenter information, you should see the status as CONNECTED. This concludes the vCenter setup for Cloudamize.



NOTE: If your vCenter has only a private IP address, then you will need to make sure TCP port 443 is open outbound to our vCenter proxy at IP address Then continue on to setup the Cloudamize proxy which establishes a connection between your vCenter and the Cloudamize vCenter data collector.



Setting Up the Cloudamize Proxy

If your vCenter IP address is a private (e.g. 10.x.x.x or 192.168.x.x) IP address, you will need to install Cloudamize Proxy that will forward data to Cloudamize server.
How does the proxy work?

The Cloudamize Proxy can be installed either directly on the vCenter machine or on a separate Windows virtual machine. The proxy is unique per vCenter and VM. For example, if you have two vCenters, you will need two unique proxies that will need to get installed on either two Windows VMs or two vCenters.

You will need to allow outbound traffic on port 443 to IP address You will also need to allow traffic on port 443 from the VM or vCenter with the Cloudamize Proxy installed to the vCenter IP address. Alternatively, the Cloudamize vCenter Proxy supports traffic over port 22 and port 80. If you choose to use either of these ports, please be sure to check that your firewall configuration is set correctly.

Step 1: A window prompting you to download the Cloudamize Proxy will appear immediately after entering your private IP address. Click “Download”.



Step 2: Once downloaded, run the installer as an administrator and then click “Next.”


Step 3: Read and accept the terms of the End-User License Agreement and click “Next”.


Step 4: Enter your vCenter IP address and port.  

Select the Outgoing Port.  Cloudamize recommends "No Preference", as this will search 443, 80 and 22 to determine the best port to use.

Then click “Next.”


Step 5: Click “Install” to begin the installation.


Step 6: Your installation is complete.


Step 7: Following a successful installation, “CONNECTED” will appear on the following screen. Additional vCenters can be added by clicking “Add vCenter” and following the steps above.




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