SynetoOS5 in version 5.1.x is not connected out-of-the-box to the hypervisor that is running on the physical appliance. In previous SynetoOS versions, the connection to the hypervisor was automatically setup during Quick Setup. 

As of SynetoOS 5.2 the integration with the hypervisor will be done automatically during Quick Setup. 


Users are required to manually configure and connect SynetoOS 5 to the local ESXi hypervisor. You have two options:


1. Use the standard ESXi root user

2. Create a custom ESXi user


Then connect to the local hypervisor using the IP 172.16.254.1.



Create a Custom ESXi User


Please follow the steps below.

  1. Create a new user in ESXi that will be used exclusively by SynetoOS
  2. Assign the newly created user the necessary rights in ESXi




Connect to the local Hypervisor


1. Browse the Virtual machines page

2. Click on the link Add a VMware server


3. Fill in the Add VMware server form. To connect to the hypervisor running on the same HYPER appliance, use the IP 172.16.254.1


   Host: 172.16.254.1

   Username: root or the custom user

   Password: the password you configured



4. Click Add to connect to the ESXi hypervisor. The virtual machines page is populated with all virtual machines that are running on that host. 


Checkout the video below.