VMTN_Admin
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Unnoc network monitor version 1.0.7

http://www.vmware.com/vmtn/appliances/directory/712

Unnoc is a network monitor designed to integrate monitoring with graphs; standard SNMP supported, including other devices

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RParker
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Has anyone ACTUALLY got this working on ESX?

- EASY. NOT!!

- SIMPLE. NOT!!

This has to be most difficult time consuming appliance any where. Once you install it, the documentation is vague, there is no step by step. You have to download this and download that, and the network never did come up, so how exactly do you communicate with it?

Either this version has some major bugs, or this is the most archaic, device. I can't even do something simple like ifdown the interface, what is up with that?

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tsugliani
VMware Employee
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I'm using it at work on a ESX server to monitor about 50/60 Esx servers.

I followed this documentation :

First thing to do is to configure network (it's a standard debian, so you should be able to configure this in the file /etc/network/interfaces)

Second thing is to disable mysql binary logs that are eating up space quickly.

Third, configure the unnoc.conf file entering all your virtual center hosts:

it should look like this:

-



host {

hostname = <vc_ip>

description = VMware VCMS 2.0.1 - VI3 Core

service_url = [https://]<vc_ip>/sdk/vimService

community = unnoc

type = vcms

user = <vcuser_unnoc>

password = <vcpassword_unnoc>

interval = 2

group = 111



proc {

name = vpxd.exe

description = VC Service ($name)

min = 1

max = 1

}



proc {

name = sqlmangr.exe, sqlservr.exe

description = MS SQL Server ($name)

min = 1

}



proc {

name = lmgrd.exe, VMWARELM.exe

description = License Server ($name)

min = 1

}



proc {

name = explorer.exe, SNMP.EXE, WINLOGON.EXE, SMSS.EXE, SERVICES.EXE, CSRSS.EXE

description = Windows ($name)

}

}


# Second Virtual Center server and so on.
host { 

... 

Off course if you use another database (oracle), set the correct process for snmp monitoring (SNMP windows service should be active and configured)

Fourth: Just reload unnoc daemon using command "/etc/init.d/unnocd reload"

Fifth: Just connect you web browser to the configure ip, data is fetched every 2 minutes with this configuration (interval = 2).

Hope it helps.

PS: Off course there are some refined things needed, i've submitted them to the developer but he is actually quite busy, so it should come at some point.

(first boot time wizard would be great)

Feel free to mail me if you are stuck at some point, i will gladly help.

Message was edited by: RDellimmagine for improved formatting

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scerazy
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Current Vmware aplliance version 1.0.10.1 does not work at all with VC 2.0.2

All everybody gets is No Info Found when clicking on added VC server

Seb

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tsugliani
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

Works for me on 2.0.2 Update 2.

Did you wait at least 2 times the polling period ?

Or is it just with 2.0.2 that you have an issue ?

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scerazy
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Waited 3 days & nothing

Seb

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gakullak
Contributor
Contributor

Hi! You must open the sql script called "mysql_table" that come with unnoc 1.0.10.2 package and look for CREATE TABLE "vmware_vi". The field "vi_id" must be equal to varchar but with a size o 128 and not 28.

This bring problems in queries that return nothing and the PHP page show "No Info Found".

Try with this and restart all:

  1. /etc/ini.t/unnoc stop

Rename all the directory structure for unnoc for clean rrd files

  1. mv /var/www/unnoc /var/www/unnoc.OLD

......

  1. tar -zxvf unnoc-1.0.10.2.tar.gz

  2. cd unnoc-1.0.10.2

  1. mysql unnoc -p < mysql_table

  2. /etc/init.d/unnoc start

Remember that you must put in your unnoc.conf

host {

hostname = virtualcenter

service_url =

type = vcms

user = my_user

password = my_pass

}

host {

hostname = host1, host2, ... hostN <--- host managed for VirtualCenter too !!!

type = esx

}

Good luck!!!

Gustavo

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