Configuring vCenter

vCenter Connection Service

The purpose of connectivity to vCenter is to allow a network administrator visibility into physical and/or virtual VMware entities that are behind each port of the Pluribus fabric for operational simplification. The properties of the entities are categorized into three classes:

Netvisor OS now provides vCenter Connection Service that allows you to connect to VMware vCenter and allows you to do the following tasks:

vCenter Connection Service also synchronizes with VMware vCenter to obtain the following information:

This information is associated with MAC addresses and VLANs on the network.

vCenter Connection Service currently has the following limitations for this Netvisor OS release:

It is recommended check the status of the connection. To check the status of the connection, use the connection-show command. If the connection status shows an error message with the state as "enabled”, then you should first disable the connection and then enable it to restart the connection service.

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Figure 1: Example LAN and VLAG Topology for vCenter

Example output with a list of VMs running on the two VMware ESXi servers along with visibility into the associated VLANs, attached port group, vswitches:

CLI network-admin@switch > vport-show format ip,entity,status vnic-type

owner ip         hostname entity    power     os          portgroup  vswitch

----- ---------  -------- -------   -------   ---------   ---------  ------

SW-2  10.9.8.13   esx-1   MyTestVM  powered-on Ubuntu Linux VM Network vSwitch0

 

vs-type  vnic-type.. status

-------  ---------   ------

host-vs  tagged      vm