I have a VMWare environment with 12 VMWare hosts.
Currently we are using splunk cloud and we are using splunk agents to forward logs for windows virtual machines.
Now I want to monitor vmware hosts(mainly performance metrics). I started checking splunk documentation, but I am a little bit confused what should I use. It looks like till now there was an app- Splunk App for Infrastructure that is used to monitor vmware, and now there is some IT Essentials app, and there are some vmware add-ons, not sure where and how they are used.
Could you please guide me what product should I use, does it has separate licenses that need to be purchased. Because we are using splunk cloud, do I need to install something on-premises in order to monitor vmware and forward to splunk cloud.
Thanks in advance for your help.
You can use the Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics - About the Splunk Add-on for VMware Metrics - Splunk Documentation
You deploy the required components, and can configure the collection of inventory and metrics from the vSphere API - and forward logs from Hosts as Syslog into Splunk.