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1 Virtual machine discovery key fields

The following table lists fields returned by virtual machine related discovery keys.

Item key
Description Field Retrieved content
vmware.cluster.discovery
Performs cluster discovery. {#CLUSTER.ID} Cluster identifier.
{#CLUSTER.NAME} Cluster name.
vmware.datastore.discovery
Performs datastore discovery. {#DATASTORE} Datastore name.
vmware.dc.discovery
Performs datacenter discovery. {#DATACENTER} Datacenter name.
{#DATACENTERID} Datacenter ID.
vmware.hv.discovery
Performs hypervisor discovery. {#HV.UUID} Unique hypervisor identifier.
{#HV.ID} Hypervisor identifier (HostSystem managed object name).
{#HV.NAME} Hypervisor name.
{#HV.NETNAME} Hypervisor network host name.
{#HV.IP} Hypervisor IP address, might be empty.
In case of an HA configuration with multiple net interfaces, the following selection priority for interface is observed:
- prefer the IP which shares the IP-subnet with the vCenter IP
- prefer the IP from IP-subnet with default gateway
- prefer the IP from interface with the lowest ID
This field is supported since Zabbix 5.2.2.
{#CLUSTER.NAME} Cluster name, might be empty.
{#DATACENTER.NAME} Datacenter name.
{#PARENT.NAME} Name of container that stores the hypervisor.
Supported since Zabbix 4.0.3.
{#PARENT.TYPE} Type of container in which the hypervisor is stored. The values could be Datacenter, Folder, ClusterComputeResource, VMware, where 'VMware' stands for unknown container type.
Supported since Zabbix 4.0.3.
vmware.hv.datastore.discovery
Performs hypervisor datastore discovery. Note that multiple hypervisors can use the same datastore. {#DATASTORE} Datastore name.
vmware.vm.discovery
Performs virtual machine discovery. {#VM.UUID} Unique virtual machine identifier.
{#VM.ID} Virtual machine identifier (VirtualMachine managed object name).
{#VM.NAME} Virtual machine name.
{#HV.NAME} Hypervisor name.
{#DATACENTER.NAME} Datacenter name.
{#CLUSTER.NAME} Cluster name, might be empty.
{#VM.IP} Virtual machine IP address, might be empty.
Supported since Zabbix 5.2.2.
{#VM.DNS} Virtual machine DNS name, might be empty.
Supported since Zabbix 5.2.2.
{#VM.GUESTFAMILY} Guest virtual machine OS family, might be empty.
Supported since Zabbix 5.2.2.
{#VM.GUESTFULLNAME} Full guest virtual machine OS name, might be empty.
Supported since Zabbix 5.2.2.
{#VM.FOLDER} The chain of virtual machine parent folders, can be used as value for nested groups; folder names are combined with "/". Might be empty.
Supported since Zabbix 5.4.2.
vmware.vm.net.if.discovery
Performs virtual machine network interface discovery. {#IFNAME} Network interface name.
vmware.vm.vfs.dev.discovery
Performs virtual machine disk device discovery. {#DISKNAME} Disk device name.
vmware.vm.vfs.fs.discovery
Performs virtual machine file system discovery. {#FSNAME} File system name.