Remote virtual Inventory is used for virtual machines that you cannot install an agent on, but you want to collect inventory for that machine.
List of the type of machine you can use Remote Virtual Inventory with:
- Citrix XenServer
- Microsoft Hyper-V
- VMWare vCenter Server
- VMWare vSphere Hypervisor(ESX/ESXi)
How to Set up Remote Virtual Inventory
During the install you have to select Remote Virtualization Inventory for the machine that will do the scan.
This will create the Collect tasks that you need in the later steps.
Create a New Collect Tasks from the Domain Manager Agent
Select Virtual Host Inventory
Give the Collect Task a Name
Add a Task
Add the information for the machine you want to collect from:
Remote Virtual Inventory requires root access just like a regular agent)
Save the task.
When the Asset Management Agent on the machine (you created the RVI task for) runs, it will run the RVI task and will collect from the remote machines.