MiQ in readonly mode


#1

I would like to have an MiQ appliance for monitoring our clouds and infrastructure, but I would not like to be invasive (not able to make changes on particular providers). Is this possible to set on MiQ side?

For example I would like to attach on ESXi (vCloud) and collect the data, but I would not like to perform SSA, as this command creates a snapshot of the vm to create the analysis.

What would be the best approach? Maybe I could use the provider accounts without credentials, but I would like to handle (set on and off) this centrally in MiQ appliance.


#2

SmartState Analysis defenitily wouldn’t work (it’s not very useful though) but Reports and Utilization works well with read-only account in vCenter.