MiQ in readonly mode


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.


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