vCenter Server Database Monitoring captures metrics that enable the administrator to assess the status and health of the database server. Enabling Database Monitoring helps the administrator prevent vCenter downtime due to a lack of resources for the database server.

Database Monitoring for vCenter Server enables administrators to monitor the database server CPU, memory, I/O, data storage, and other environment factors for stress conditions. Statistics are stored in the vCenter Server Profile Logs.

Configure the IBM DB2 database user group DBSYSMON, and add the group to the group of users capable of database system monitoring. See Configure an IBM DB2 Database User and Group.

Make sure the database user is a member of the DBSYSMON group.

Database Monitoring is enabled for all members of the DBSYSMON group.

Install vCenter Server.