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ESX monitoring

February 4th, 2009 3 comments

So I got a hard mission, monitor a VMWare ESX 3 Server. I thought it would be easy but I was wrong.
Of course I did with Nagios/Centreon, at first I tried SNMP without much success. So I found out that a smart guy somewhere had gone thru the pain of delevoping some quite amazing script that would do just what I needed.
This guy is Steve Shipway and his site/forum has much information
I will focus in monitoring the Server ESX, not its VM hosts.
Well here are the stpes I did in order to have it “almost” working they way I wanted:

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