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monitor esx with nagios

Its a system administrator duty to be sure the ESX servers health and performance are OK.
I monitor:

ESX Monitoring

ESX Monitoring

I believe the most important things to monitor are:
CPU check_cpu_esx
DISK check_disk
VOLUMES (storage) check_vfs
Hardware (Fan,Temp,Arrays,Memory Dimms,Disks etc…)


I have tested all checks with ESX 4, HP or Dell Hardware.
For the hardware checks to work you will need to install
Dell Open Manager or HP Insight Manager

I have other scripts that monitor number of VMs and other details but
those are considered performance and not critical, anyways if someone needs it
let me know.


More references:

Just browse the link, I also added description for each one of them.
They can be called by using check_by_ssh nrpe, snmp.


  1. Prashant Lal
    December 15th, 2010 at 19:08 | #1


    I need the scripts that monitor number of VMs and other details, please provide me if you can.

    Thanks & Regards
    Prashant Lal

    • December 20th, 2010 at 18:14 | #2

      Hi Prashant.

      Are you talking about a script that monitors inside the Windows DB VSpehere Server?
      I dont do it that way.
      Anyways if you need custom scripts I can write then as a freelance job, are you interested?


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