UIM How to filter VMs in the vmware probe.

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Article ID: 208684

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Products

CA Unified Infrastructure Management On-Premise (Nimsoft / UIM) NIMSOFT PROBES

Issue/Introduction

We want to monitor a VCenter but want to filter certain VMs from being discovered by VMWare Probe.

Environment

Release: 20.3

Component: UIM - VMWARE

VMware probe version 7.11 and above

Resolution

You can filter the VMs that the VMware probe will consider for discovery by using a regular expression (regex) to filter VMs for matching names.
Prerequisites:
You need to upgrade to VMware probe version 7.11.
To filter VMs for discovery by label name via Config Key, follow these steps:
1- Upgrade and start the VMware probe.
2- Navigate to Admin Console > Raw Configure > Setup, and add the config key 'filter_out_vms_with_vm_name_matching_regex' .
3- Specify the value with 'VM name' of the VM(s) you want to exclude under the setup section via raw configure.
4- Save the changes and restart the probe.
5- Create a profile for the vcenter.
A profile should be created and the VM name provided in the config key should not be added to the inventory.

 

Note: To filter multiple VMs, please use the config key "filter_out_vms_with_vm_name_matching_regex' with VM names and a space between them.