Set up a vCenter Server user account
Obtain VMware vCenter Server account credentials for each vCenter Server system.
These credentials allow the Splunk App for VMware read-only API access to the appropriate metrics on each vCenter Server system in the environment. the Splunk App for VMware uses the credentials when the DCN polls vCenter Server systems for performance, hierarchy, inventory, task, and event data. These credentials are required for DCN configuration. You can use existing vCenter Server account credentials, or create a new account for Splunk App for VMware to access the vCenter Server data.
If you have problems setting the correct permissions for vCenter Server accounts, see Assign user roles for Splunk App for VMware in the Splunk App for VMware Installation and Configuration guide.
Plan your installation in a test environment
Validate vCenter Servers time synchronization settings
This documentation applies to the following versions of Splunk® App for VMware (Legacy): 4.0.4