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VMware vCenter Inventory


This document provides reference information on the data provider Inventory of VMware vCenter

VMware vCenter data provider is able to collect information about virtual machines.

Supported Versions

Following versions have been tested and are supported by the VMware vCenter data provider:

  • Version 4.1
  • Version 5.0
  • Version 5.5
  • Version 6.0
  • Version 6.5


To be able to scan the VMware vCenter infrastructure under a read-only user, select a user that belongs to the Read-only user role in vSphere Client and specify their credentials when configuring the Inventory of VMware vCenter Data Provider.

PowerCLI Requirements

To successfully scan the VMware vCenter infrastructure, you need to install the latest version of PowerCLI on the VMware vCenter server. To install it, run Powershell ISE (not Powershell ISE (x86)) and execute the following commands:

Install-Module -Name VMware.PowerCLI
Set-PowerCLIConfiguration -InvalidCertificateAction Ignore

To uninstall the previous version of PowerCLI, use the commands below:

(Get-Module VMware.PowerCLI -ListAvailable).RequiredModules | Uninstall-Module -Force
Get-Module VMware.PowerCLI -ListAvailable | Uninstall-Module -Force

If upgrading, it is recommended to uninstall the previous version first and then install the latest one.

Supported PowerCLI versions:

  • 6.0
  • 6.5
  • 10.0
  • 10.2

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