XIA Configuration

ESX Documentation Tool

Software to help you keep track of your ESX host configuration

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Use our ESX documentation tool XIA Configuration to automatically document your VMware ESX host configuration.

To see all the VMware settings supported by XIA Configuration, navigate up to VMware.

XIA Configuration has a non-intrusive architecture with agentless data collection.

Screenshot of VMware ESX host settings in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of VMware ESX host settings in the XIA Configuration web interface

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Information supported by XIA Configuration

Find out more about the ESX host information included in the inventory below:

Host Settings

The following VMware host settings are included:

General Settings

  • Maintenance Mode
  • Connection State
  • Product Name
  • Version
  • Build
  • Physical Memory
  • Port
  • UUID
  • vMotion Enabled
  • Managed Object ID
Screenshot of VMware ESX host general settings in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of VMware ESX host general settings in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Time Configuration

  • Time Zone
  • GMT Offset
  • NTP Servers

VMware EVC

  • EVC Mode
Screenshot of VMware host time configuration and EVC mode in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of VMware host time configuration and EVC mode in a document generated by XIA Configuration

System

  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • BIOS Version
  • BIOS Release Date
  • Asset Tag
  • Service Tag
Screenshot of VMware host system settings in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of VMware host settings in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Processor Information

  • CPU Speed
  • CPU Model
  • CPU Cores
  • CPU Packages
  • Hyperthreading Active
Screenshot of VMware host processor information in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of VMware host processor information in a document generated by XIA Configuration

CPU and Memory Resource Allocation

  • Shares Level
  • Reservation
  • Expandable Reservation
  • Limit
Screenshot of VMware host memory resource allocation in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of VMware host memory resource allocation in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Virtual Machines

To see all the virtual machine settings supported by XIA Configuration, view the VMware virtual machine page.

  • Name
  • Guest Name
  • IP Address
  • Networks
  • Memory Size
Screenshot of VMware virtual machine settings in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of VMware virtual machine settings in the XIA Configuration web interface

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Permissions

  • Principal Name
  • Role Name
  • Defined Location (e.g. datacenters)
  • Propagate
Screenshot of permissions information in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of permissions information in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Host Hardware Devices

XIA Configuration provides information about the physical hardware devices found in each host:

  • Name
  • Manufacturer
  • ID
Screenshot of VMware host hardware devices in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of VMware host hardware devices in the XIA Configuration web interface

Licensed Features

XIA Configuration displays information about the license currently assigned to each ESX host:

  • Asset Name
  • Expiry Date
  • Licence Key
  • Cost Unit
  • Total
  • Used
  • Features
Screenshot of VMware host licensed features in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of VMware host licensed features in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Network Configuration

Inventory the following information about ESX host network configuration and physical network cards:

General Settings

  • Name
  • Default Gateway
  • DHCP Enabled
  • DNS Domain
  • DNS Servers
  • Search Domains

Physical Network Interface

  • Driver
  • Full Duplex
  • Hardware Device Name
  • MAC Address
  • PCI Slot
  • Speed
  • Wake On LAN Supported
Screenshot of ESX host network configuration in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of ESX host network configuration in the XIA Configuration web interface

Virtual Switches

Virtual switches allow virtual machines on the same ESX Server host to communicate with each other using the same protocols that would be used over physical switches, without the need for additional networking hardware. vSphere standard switches are configured on each host system individually unlike distributed virtual switches which are shared between multiple hosts.

General Settings

  • Name
  • MTU
  • Number of Ports
  • Physical NICs

Security Policy

  • Allow Forged Transits
  • Allow MAC Address Changes
  • Allow Promiscuous Mode

NIC Teaming

  • Load Balancing Type
  • Use Beacon Polling
  • Notify Switches
  • Enabled Fallback
  • Active Adapters
  • Standby Adapters

Traffic Shaping

  • Traffic Shaping Enabled
Screenshot of virtual switch configuration in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of virtual switch configuration in the XIA Configuration web interface

Distributed Switches

To see all the distributed switch settings supported by XIA Configuration, view the distributed switch page.

  • Name
  • UUID
  • Description
  • Manufacturer
  • Port Count
  • Version
Screenshot showing VMware vSphere distributed switch settings in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot showing VMware vSphere distributed switch settings in the XIA Configuration web interface

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Uplinks

  • Name
  • Uplink Port Key
  • Physical Interface

Security Profile

The following security profile information is included in the inventory:

Security

  • Lockdown Mode
  • SSL Thumbprint
Screenshot of VMware host security in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of VMware host security in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Services

  • Name
  • Startup Policy
  • Running
Screenshot of VMware host services in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of VMware host services in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Firewall

  • Rule Name
  • Rule Enabled
  • Allow Addresses
  • Service Name
Screenshot of VMware host firewall settings in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of VMware host firewall settings in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Host Certificate

  • Friendly Name
  • Subject Name
  • Subject
  • Issuer
  • Valid From
  • Expiry Date
  • Key Usage
  • Enhanced Key Usages
Screenshot of VMware host certificate settings in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of VMware host certificate settings in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Certificate Details

  • Public Key
  • Serial Number
  • Signature Algorithm
  • Thumbprint
  • Version
  • CRL Distribution Points
  • Subject Alternative Names
Screenshot of VMware host certificate details in a document generated by XIA Configuration
Screenshot of VMware host certificate details in a document generated by XIA Configuration

Storage Adapters

XIA Configuration provides the following information about physical storage adapters such as SAN host bus adapters found within an ESX host.

  • Name
  • Adapter Type
  • Device
  • Driver
  • Model
  • PCI Slot
  • Status
Screenshot of VMware host storage adapters in the XIA Configuration web interface
Screenshot of VMware host storage adapters in the XIA Configuration web interface

Datastores

To see the datastore settings supported by XIA Configuration, view the VMware environment page.

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