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vCenter Operations Management Tech Tips: Tip #16 – vCenter Configuration Manager – Configuring Data collections from the vSphere environment

Hi everyone!

As promised in my previous post Tech Tip #15, I wanted to follow up on the next topic which is configuring vCenter Configuration Manager 5.7 (VCM) to collect data from the vSphere environment so we can see this data in the VCM Console slider.

In brief to do this you need to configure VCM in the administration slider to license the vCenter Server(s).  Once this is completed successfully, you can start to collect data, and of course schedule collection jobs to take place at the desired time frame and frequency.

Now all the data related to the vCenter Server and vSphere environment will be available in the VCM console slider.

Here is a short video of me going through this process.

Stay tuned for my next post which will be on vSphere Hardening and Compliance using VCM 5.7.

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Enjoy,

hicham

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