How to utilize VM-Information source

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L1 Bithead

How to utilize VM-Information source

All,

 

I'm attempting to alleviate some of the day-to-day operations that we do, and found that VM-information sources might be useful. I've got a test environment that can talk to a test vCenter and pull the attirbutes, but I'm not able to get the tags back from the server. Are tags a readable parameter for the Palo to use to build dynamic address groups? If so, what's that look like on the match criteria. the documentation is very sparse on how to build the criteria. I've found that notes are something that can be used, but tags would be more apt I think. Maybe not. Is anyone using this feature? Do you like it, not like it, is it ever troublesome, has it helped with Ops on a daily basis or is it still about the same as before you implemented? I know that's a lot of questions, I'm really trying to understand if this is where I should be focusing my efforts at.

 

Thanks,

John

L4 Transporter

Re: How to utilize VM-Information source

Seems pretty easty to set up but I think the question here is then what do you do with it? I am also curious about this. I have reached out to engineering to see about setting this up and see if we can get a value add from this feature but the individual is out for the next few days. Will watch this space for anyone chiming in and will report back if I make any progress setting things up.

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L1 Bithead

Re: How to utilize VM-Information source

So I have made some headway into setting it up. It seems to read the notes from vCenter attached to the VM. If that's all it does, it's not as useful as I thought it was. but I think it can still be beneficial assuming you can populate the notes via Puppet, which is what the Systems team uses. *sigh* more to figure out. Please let me know if your engineer finds anything out, I'd be curious to see the use case for this feature. Thanks for the reply.

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