Update vmware probe to use vSphere Tags and Categories

Idea created by recarter on Sep 8, 2017
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    • Issac08
    • MatthewVanBurgel
    • Filippo-Casati
    • JohnRoncaglione
    • Yu_Ishitani
    • Chris_Knowles
    • recarter

    We heavily utilize vSphere (v6.5) Tags and Categories to classify and assist with automation in our environment.  We would like to take advantage of this data for monitoring with the VMware probe in UIM and map the vSphere tags to UIM model user tags or custom tags.

     

    Example:

    vSphere CategoryvSphere Tag
    ServerOwnerWindowSupportTeam
    EnvironmentProd
    ApplicationExchange
    Monitor Tier1

     

    If the vSphere tags could be used to populate UIM user or custom tags, then those tags could be utilized to populate groups in UIM.

     

    The tags could also be used to determine whether to discover and create model in UIM or apply monitoring template.