Need: Looking for some documentation on how to use Powershell CLI and ESXi 3.5 neither of which I have experience with.
Goal: To be able to virtualize some monitoring software on ESXi 3.5, so the network here can be monitored.
Thank you in advance.
you need to monitor the network traffic ( all network traffic ) , get snort , you can install it a VM and have it logs to a Database , it will montor the entire network ( even if you have mutlple subnets , along with traffic inbound from the internet )
You can always start here:
vCenter also provide some monitoring tools set " Alarms built-in and you can configure your owwn".