vSphere moduleedit


This functionality is in beta and is subject to change. The design and code is considered to be less mature than official GA features. Elastic will take a best effort approach to fix any issues, but beta 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.

By default it enables the metricsets datastore, host and virtualmachine.

Example configurationedit

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

- module: vsphere
  enabled: true
  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: