I am looking at reporting on health status of my hosts hardware (DL580 G5). Without any configuration on my part the health status section in the configuration of the host is displaying numerous counters, i.e. Fan status, Powero supply status etc.
Question I have is how and where does it get this information? What governs the change from normal to warning, i.e. where do you set thresholds. And my power supplies are repoting 0 watts... is there a reason for this incorrect value?
Whilst we are on the subject, I guess I can accurate monitoring of VM's and Hosts using VC, is there anyway to monitor disk space usage inside the VMs using similar techniques? The Alarms for VM disk usage seems to be speed not capacity (kbps)
Thanks in advance
I can't answer all your questions, but we had a similar issue in our labs with no hardware status showing, or on some hosts on part of the information showing. We found upgrading the server BIOS cured the problem and hardware status reported correctly thereafter.