vSphere module

This functionality is experimental and may be changed or removed completely in a future release. Elastic will take a best effort approach to fix any issues, but experimental features are not subject to the support SLA of official GA features.

The vSphere module uses the Govmomi library to collect metrics from any Vmware SDK URL (ESXi/VCenter). This library is built for and tested against ESXi and vCenter 5.5, 6.0 and 6.5.

Example configuration

The vSphere module supports the standard configuration options that are described in Specify which modules to run. Here is an example configuration:

- module: vsphere
  metricsets: ["datastore", "host", "virtualmachine"]
  period: 10s
  hosts: ["https://localhost/sdk"]

  username: "user"
  password: "password"
  # If insecure is true, don't verify the server's certificate chain
  insecure: false
  # Get custom fields when using virtualmachine metric set. Default false.
  # get_custom_fields: false


The following metricsets are available: