Monitor ESX

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

Checkout my other related posts

How to setup check_vmware.pl (Detailed version)

Howt to setup check_vmwarel.pl(1)

Howt to setup check_vmwarel.pl(2)

I believe the most important things to monitor are:
CPU check_cpu_esx (check_vmware does a great job too)
DISK check_disk (default nagios script)
VOLUMES (storage) check_vfs
VMS check_vms (how many Virtual Machines are on the server)
Memory check_vmware (by Steve Shipway, excelent script that gets info from Virtual Center)
Hardware (Fan,Temp,Arrays,Memory Dimms,Disks etc…)
check_openmanagecheck_hpasm-4.2.tar.gz
download Complete howto

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
download

These scripts can be called by using check_by_ssh nrpe, snmp.
More plugins

  1. romain0412
    June 30th, 2010 at 06:46 | #1

    Hi,

    I saw your website, and I’m interested by your differents plugins. Wich one do you use for the VM? I need to know the performance of the ESX.

    Thank’s for your help.

  2. September 6th, 2010 at 18:38 | #2

    you could lay a tutorial for this one…? or it is simple?

  3. aljean
    December 23rd, 2010 at 07:12 | #3

    hi,

    i’m adapting the check_cpu script script for esx 4. it’s not yet finished, i will tell you when it will be done. Maybe a version for esx 4 already exists ..?

  4. aljean
    December 23rd, 2010 at 07:17 | #4

    @aljean
    addiotitnal info : i adapted the script in order to work from vMA console. the bash on esx4 is poor (no tr command for example)

  5. January 4th, 2011 at 01:35 | #5

    Hi, this can be work with ESXi? or have some one monitoring script for integrate with nagios en ESXi? thanks for share…

    Alejandro
    From Argentina

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