Typically VMware systems are managed by a vCenter server which provides centralized management and all host systems appear within this management context.

In addition to VMware Systems items XIA Configuration Server creates individual items for the VMware physical ESX hosts. 

Whilst these items contain minimal they provide the ability to assign the following to each individual host

  • A physical location

  • Support and Maintenance information

  • Custom attributes

Whilst XIA Configuration Server will automatically create VMware physical ESX host items when data is imported by the VMware system agent these items may also be created manually.

XIA Configuration Server will automatically link the VMware physical ESX hosts with their parent VMware system in the relationship map.