ms19
Contributor
Contributor

Monitoring ESX

Hi all

Do any of you have any recommendations regarding the monitoring of VMware ESX servers.?

Something which goes onto one screen or flips between ESX servers with host stat's (Up/Down VM's, Mem/CPU Usages and such)

Do anyone have a product they could recommend or can something be put together with afew perl/vm scripts

Basically we have several monitoring screens within our environment to keep a track on other applications/services.

many thanks, Michael.

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java_cat33
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

You can install hardware management agents on the ESX server and configure SNMP. If monitored via Virtual Center you can also configure alarms etc. HP SIM, CA Spectrum etc all handle SNMP traps really well if they're configured to receive them from the ESX servers and Virtual Center. You'll need to register the VMware MIB's (not only the host but Virtual Center).

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marvinms
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Enthusiast

Michael,

Several of the features you mentioned can be found by using the EXPORT LIST feature of VCenter, your needs may be different though.

I am running an eval copy of VEEAM Reporting, but I found that it gives me too much info with no way I can see to configure the data that is collected.

Marvin

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Texiwill
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Leadership

Hello,

For a ready screen to display on a NOC display try out vmktree (vmktree.org) and unnoc (unnoc.org) as well as Nagios and a few others. HPSIM works quite well if you have the VMM license.


Best regards,

Edward L. Haletky

VMware Communities User Moderator

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Author of the book 'VMWare ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization Servers', Copyright 2008 Pearson Education.

CIO Virtualization Blog: http://www.cio.com/blog/index/topic/168354

As well as the Virtualization Wiki at http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Virtualization

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billbradley
Contributor
Contributor

Try the eG Monitor for VMware Infrastructures - see http://www.eginnovations.com/web/vmware.htm

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