netezza
Contributor
Contributor

How to monitor ESXi from within linux VM?

Does anyone know a way to monitor hardware status of the host from within a VM?

Is there a way to pull status information using snmp get?

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Dave_Mishchenko
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Immortal

Welcome to the VMware Communities forums. The current release of ESXi only supports SNMP traps. The original intent was to move away from SNMP to WSMAN. A future release of ESXi may support SNMP get, but for today you'll need to do something else.

If you search for Nagios and ESXi you'll find a number of solutions, or you can monitor with a python script. See this as an example - http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-7170.


Dave

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J1mbo
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Virtuoso

Or vCLI's perl.... http://blog.peacon.co.uk/hardware-health-alerting-with-esxi/

http://blog.peacon.co.uk

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dnauck
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Contributor

Hello,

i'm using the Nagios plugin check_esx3 from op5. Using it with ESXi 4 and 4.1.

It works very well, also with PNP4Nagios.

Daniel

http://www.op5.com/support/documentation/how-to/400-monitoring-vmware-esx-3x-esxi-vsphere-4-and-vcen...

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