An Environment is a reference to a vCenter server and its associated resources that will be managed and reported on by the application.

Add Environment

  1. Click on Inventory > Environments.
  2. Click on the Add button. Add the new environment details. Note: Set the port to 443 unless your configuration is using a different port.

  1. Click Next and add your environment, host and VM Guest OS Credentials.
  • Environment credentials are your vCenter credentials.
  • Host credentials are the credentials for your ESXi servers assigned to your vCenter (SIOS iQ assumes that all hosts credentials within your vCenter are the same). Host credentials are needed for the Storage Acceleration feature. NOTE: SIOS iQ does not require root permissions to the ESXi host.
  • VM Guest OS credentials are the Administrator credentials for the virtual machine OS. SIOS iQ assumes that all virtual machines will use the same credentials. VM credentials are needed to identify MSSQL issues for the Root Cause Analysis feature (see Application Performance Analytics via WMI with SIOS iQ for more information).

  1. Click Next and configure Data Adapters. Data Adapters are used to integrate with third party resources. SIOS iQ provides the ability to enhance the vRealize Operations Manager user experience by importing SIOS iQ issues into vRealize Operations Manager. SIOS iQ also provides the ability to integrate with SQL Sentry to correlate SQL Server issues detected by SQL Sentry with issues detected by SIOS iQ’s machine learning technology.

The following information must be provided:

  • vRealize Environment Name – This is the name of the equivalent environment in the vRealize Operations Manager appliance. This is often listed along with ‘vCenter Servers’ in vRealize. NOTE: This name is case sensitive.
  • Adapter Name – This is the name of this particular adapter.
  • vRealize (Hostname, FQDN, or IP Address) – This is the DNS name or address of the vRealize Operations Manager appliance where SIOS iQ issues will be sent.
  • Port – The port through which to communicate with the vRealize Operations Manager appliance. This should be the same as the port used to visit the web interface of the appliance (usually 443).
  • User Name – The username used to log into the vRealize Operations Manager appliance. NOTE: This user must have access to the vRealize Operations Manager Environment Object in the vRealize Access Control list.
  • The password used to log into the vRealize Operations Manager appliance.
  • A confirmation of the password supplied.

The following information must be provided:

  • Adapter Name – This is the name of this particular adapter.
  • SQL Sentry Database Name – The actual SQL Sentry database in the SQL Server instance.
  • SQL Sentry (Hostname, FQDN, or IP Address) – This is the DNS name or address of the SQL Sentry server where SIOS iQ can retrieve issue information.
  • Port – The port through which to communicate with the SQL Sentry database. This should normally be port 1433 (default SQL Service instance TCP port) but may be different for different SQL Server instances.
  • User Name – The username used to log into the SQL Sentry database instance. NOTE: This can be a SQL Server database user or a Windows user in the form of domain\username and this user must have read access to the SQL Sentry database.
  • The password used to log into the SQL Sentry database.
  • A confirmation of the password supplied.
  1. Click Next and select the Criticality level. Criticality is a severity suppression of the PERC Issues. Criticality settings are also found in Clusters and Services.

  1. Click OK. Once the environment is added you may notice a slight delay before the environment health is reflected.

Edit Environment

  1. Click on Inventory > Environments.
  2. Select the environment that you want to edit.
  3. Click on the Properties button. Change your environment properties. Click OK.

Remove Environment

  1. Click on Inventory > Environments.
  2. Select the environment that you want to remove.
  3. Click on the Remove button and then confirm the removal.

  1. The state of the environment will change to “Removing” as pictured below.

View Environment

To view your Environments click on Inventory > Environments.
To export your Environment grid click on Export. This will create a CSV file containing the current Environment grid details.

Health State Legend

Icon Description
Critical
Warning
OK
Unknown
Removing Removing Environment

Connection State Legend

Connection State Description
Ok
No Credentials Credentials are not available/configured for this feature
Failed Connection could not be made
Unauthorized User credentials do not have access

iQ Status Legend

iQ Status Description
n hours (days) to iQ Time until iQ completes its learning period
iQ Learning iQ is continuing to learn, beyond the expected 7 day period
iQ Running iQ has completed learning, and analysis is now based on learned behaviors

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