gbeeJib26
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Nagios vSphere monitoring via NRPE

Can anyone guide me on why the host machine does not find the rpm when it is clearly there as i have made a folder with the downloaded rpms i.e. nagios-nrpe & nagios-plugins?

I can't seem to be able to install the rpms.

BR,

Jib

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G4m30v3r
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I also would like more information on this. VSphere 5 doesnt seem to have rpm installation capabilites. I also couldnt find yum or apt. I'm pretty new to VMSphere, so any help, tutorials, walkthru's would be much appreciated!

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mcowger
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vSphere 5 is no longer based on RedHat, and not longer has any semblance of an RPM system.

You wont be able to install RPMs (easily) in it - and honestly, and agent based method of monitoring these hosts is the wrong way to go.  A check based on WBEM/CIM is the future and direction vSphere is going: http://exchange.nagios.org/directory/Plugins/Operating-Systems/*-Virtual-Environments/VMWare/Check-h...

--Matt VCDX #52 blog.cowger.us
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CERKYR
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Enthusiast

Hello,

What are the news on this issue ?
Regards,

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sk84
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Expert

It's great that you found and revived a post from 2012...

The news is in the post above yours. VMware uses CIM to monitor the health of an ESXi host and monitoring tools can also retrieve this information.

--- Regards, Sebastian VCP6.5-DCV // VCP7-CMA // vSAN 2017 Specialist Please mark this answer as 'helpful' or 'correct' if you think your question has been answered correctly.
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