I follow this track :
But I have some questions about this chapter :
"Prerequisites in Nagios / check_mk server to run vSphere CMK plugin.
To work CMK vSphere specific plugin only demands a prerequisite. You need to first install “pysphere-0.1.7” (Python API for interaction With the vSphere Web Services SDK). º
It seems necessary only to connect with vCenter but not to connect directly with ESXi servers. In a Centos with EPEL repositories configured would be as simple as:
yum install python-pip.noarch
easy_install -U pysphere
Of course.Yo need a running install of Nagios + Check_mk. This post can be interesting about this.
It seems that "pysphere-0.1.7" is mandatory on the Nagios Server.
Is it correct ?
But, this issue can help many IT Admin to allow the nagios server to check the ESX and VCENTER server.
For me this issue is a VMware issue too, not only a Negios issue, because it's mandatory to declare a dedicated user for Nagios inside the VCENTER server.
And also, actually, I don't find the way on VCENTER side to enable email notifications...somthing is wrong.
And at the end, check a server must be done from outside this server, not from inside.
I don't know if VMWARE build a OVA file to create a dedicated VM to check the ESX and VCENTER ?
All of these are questions to ask a Nagios community because it just connects to vCenter/ESXi.