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The plugin is a binary that contains the packaged dependencies so it is not necessary to install any dependencies to use it.

The only requirement for the plugin to work is that the lib folder, attached with the plugin, is located in the same path as the binary.

However, for the monitoring of some advanced statistics, it does require the installation of VMware Tools on the machines on which it is required to obtain these statistics.

By default, the vSphere API uses TCP port 443 for communication, so make sure that this port is accessible.

With VMware Tools you can obtain several advanced performance metrics and statistics of the virtual machines