Pre-Installation Setup for VMWare > VMware Data Collection
Version 10.2.00
VMware Data Collection
VMware Data Collection offers two options for collecting data:
Collect data from vSphere (formerly vCenter) and/or
Collect data from specific ESX servers that are not managed by vSphere
When you create a Data Collection policy, you can specify host names and/or IP addresses or range of addresses. In addition, you can enter a comma-separated list of any combination of host names and addresses to be probed.
In most cases, a single instance of the Data Collector can support any number of enterprise objects. However, each environment has its own unique deployment configuration requirements, so it is important to understand where the Data Collector software must be installed so that you can determine how many Data Collectors must be installed and which servers are best suited for the deployment.