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Automatic discovery and change management

PVSR supports automatic discovery to make it easier to keep its configuration up-to-date. It still lets you configure the system manually down to a single monitored parameter. But these automations can relieve operations staff from repetitive manual tasks. Currently the following scenarios are supported:

Network discovery

You can define an IP range and PVSR scans it for new network devices (routers, switches, SAN switches or any SNMP capable device). Once a device is discovered PVSR uses templates that define what parameters / performance indicators should be monitored.

Automatic discovery for VMware

PVSR discovers the entire virtual infrastructure from the vCenter server. It automatically recognizes the VMware infrastructure and starts monitoring of ESX/ESXi hosts, VMs and datastores. Whenever a configuration change is made by administrators in vCenter it is automatically synchronized with PVSR assuring that everything is monitored and up-to-date.

Automatic discovery for Hyper-V

PVSR discovers the VMs from the Hyper-V hosts. It automatically recognizes new guest VMs and starts monitoring them. Whenever a configuration change is made by administrators it automatically synchronized with PVSR assuring that everything is monitored and up-to-date.

Automatic discovery for Windows

PVSR discovers Windows machines in a Windows AD. It automatically recognizes new machines and starts monitoring them. Whenever a configuration change is made by administrators it automatically synchronized with PVSR assuring that everything is monitored and up-to-date.

Bulk import

PVSR also support bulk uploading of monitored device configurations from CSV files, and there is a web service interface that can be used to add / modify monitored device programmatically from a script or integration component.

Automatic change management

Once a box is in PVSR it uses templates that define what parameters / performance indicators should be monitored. The template is matched against the available performance indicators in the monitored entity at that time point which depends on its configuration. These templates are reapplied by a scheduler which ensures that configurations changes are followed automatically e.g. someone adds a new disk to a server or a new interface card to a router PVSR starts monitoring it automatically.