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The VMware Collector is used to collect hardware, device, and software information from remote VMware computers. This collector technology is used for this inventory scenario.

  • VMware computers

Ports 80 and/or 443 are the default ports for HTTP and HTTPS respectively. In the inventory wizard, you can change the port that MAP uses if a non-default port is used in your environment. Some VMware environments use ports 8222 and/or 8333 for HTTP and HTTPS, but these are not listed by default in MAP. If you use SSL Certificates to validate your connection you can check the Validate SSL Certificate box.

Some things to consider:

  1. If you use a secure connection, make sure the certificate has been added to the Trusted Root Certification Authorities\Certificates folder in the certmgr.msc MMC snap-in on the MAP machine so that MAP can use it for authentication.
  2. If you choose for MAP to validate a signed certificate, it must be signed by a trusted CA and MAP must be able to connect to that CA.
  3. If you self-signed the certificate, do not check the box for MAP to validate

See this article for help with inventory: MAP: How to inventory your VMware environment