Use VMware Tools on the VM-Series Firewall on ESXi and vCloud Air

VMware Tools is a utility that improves the ability to manage the VM-Series firewall from vCenter server and vCloud Director. VMware Tools is bundled with the software image for the VM-Series firewall and all updates will be made available with a new ovf image; you cannot manually install or upgrade VMware Tools using the vCenter server or vCloud Director.
  • View the IP address(es) on the management interface and the software version on the firewall and Panorama.
    In the Hosts and Cluster section on the vCenter server, select the firewall or Panorama and view the Summary tab for information on the IP address(es) assigned to the management interface and the software version currently installed.
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  • View resource utilization metrics on hard disk, memory, and CPU. Use these metrics to enable alarms on the vCenter server.
    In the Hosts and Cluster section on the vCenter server, select the firewall or Panorama and view the MonitorUtilization tab for information on hard disk, memory, and CPU usage.
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  • Gracefully shutdown or restart the firewall and Panorama from the vCenter server.
    In the Hosts and Cluster section on the vCenter server, select the firewall or Panorama and select the ActionsPower drop-down.
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  • Create alarm definitions for events you want to be notified on, or for which you want to specify an automated action.
    Refer to the VMware documentation for details on creating alarm definitions.
    In the Hosts and Cluster section on the vCenter server, select the firewall or Panorama and select the ManageAlarm Definitions to add a new trigger and specify an action when a threshold is met. For example, missing heartbeats for a specified duration, or when memory resource usage exceeds a threshold. The following screenshot shows you how to use notifications for heartbeat monitoring on the firewall or Panorama.
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