How to enable VMware Monitoring in Nectus

Enable Monitoring of VMware Using Nectus

Step 1. Navigate to Settings → General Settings → VMware VCenter Integration .

Step 2. VMware – vCenters window opens.

Step 3. Left-click Create New Group.

Step 4. The Add VCenter Group window opens.

Step 5. Name the Group (MyvCenter). Check Enable Monitoring. Click OK.

Step 6. Group Name appears in VMware – vCenters window.

Step 7. In VMware – vCenters window, click on vCenter Servers.

Step 8. Click Add.

Step 9. In the Add vCenter Server window, Enter Server name, IP address, Username and Password. Check that correct group is selected. Click Test.

Step 10. Test Connection tests OK (see message Test Connection OK). Click OK in lower right corner of window.

Step 11. Server shows in list of servers in VMware – vCenters window. Click Close.

Step 12. In Nectus main menu, on the left, click on VMware vCenter. A drop-down menu appears.

Step 13. Expand the list of ESX Hosts or Datastores to verify import. It may take up to 15 min for all objects to be discovered and loaded to Nectus.

How to Enable Meraki API Integration in Nectus

How to Enable Meraki Integration in Nectus

  1. Obtain the Meraki API key.

Follow the procedure in the Meraki document to generate the API key. The document may be found at Keep this key secure.

The key is an alphanumeric string of 40 characters.

Sample API key: dfg5fffc2def3g34345mn7888u8wz9565df45

  1. Enable Meraki integration in Nectus.

Step 1. In the Main Menu, go to Settings → General Settings → Third Party Integration -> Meraki Integration.


Step 2. The Meraki Integration window opens.

Step 3. Check Enable Meraki API Integration box. Copy and paste API key into window. Click Test.

Step 4. When test is successful, click OK.


Step 5. On left side of main window, click Meraki, right click on All Meraki Devices, select Reload Data From Meraki.


The Reload Data from Meraki window opens, letting you know that the reload is in progress. Close this window.

Step 7. After a few minutes, the list of Meraki devices will appear.

How to discover/add a single device in Nectus (1.64.xx)

How to discover/add a single device in Nectus

Step 1

In the main window, click on “Tools”, and in the drop-down box, select “Manual Network Discovery”

Step 2

The Discovery Start Window opens

Step 3

In the Discovery Start Window, change “Full Discovery” to “Partial Discovery”.

Step 4

Enter IP address and click “Start”

Step 5

The Start Discovery window asks, “Start Discovery, are you sure?” Click “OK”.

Step 6

Close the Discovery Start window by clicking on “Close” in the lower right-hand side.

Step 7

To check that discovery ran to completion, go to the Main Window and click on “Logs” and then select “Discovery Log”.

Step 8

The Discovery Log opens. Here we see that our discovery (ID 4) ran to completion in 0 minutes and 23 seconds.