Add a VMware vCenter

Does not apply to Deep Security as a Service

You can import a VMware vCenter into Deep Security Manager and then protect its virtual machines either agentlessly, with an agent, or in combined mode (For information on those options, see Choose agentless protection or combined mode.)

You cannot import a vCenter that is using vShield Manager. For information on migrating from vShield Manager to a supported VMware product, see Compatibility between VMware NSX 6.2.3 and NSX 6.2.4 with Deep Security.

  1. Go to Computers > New > Add Add VMware vCenter.
  2. Enter the vCenter Server IP Address (or hostname if DNS is configured and able to resolve FQDN to IP addresses), and the username and password for the vCenter. Click Next.
  3. Accept the vCenter certificate.
  4. Review the vCenter information and click Finish.
  5. The VMware vCenter has been successfully added message will be displayed. Click Close.

In a large environment with more than 3000 machines reporting to a vCenter Server, this process may take 20 to 30 minutes to complete. You can check the vCenter's Recent Task section to verify if there are activities running.

Deep Security Manager will maintain real-time synchronization with this VMware vCenter to keep the information displayed in Deep Security Manager (number of VMs, their status, etc.) up to date.