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.
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!
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...
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.