maybe start here for SNMP side setup
also if you look at their Orion support for it only the host info is via SNMP (see video link below especially xls file around 1:19). the actual guest info is via API which I bet ipmonitor doesn't support natively.
also seems they are trying to push this so i wouldn't hold my breath for a good answer via ipmonitor
irtualization Manager widgets can be embedded in external sources, such as a Microsoft® SharePoint® site, to provide other teams the necessary visibility into your virtual infrastructure without having to give them access to vCenter™ operations
Virtualization Manager widgets can also be incorporated into SolarWinds Application Performance Monitor and Network Performance Monitor to create one view of your applications, network, and virtualized infrastructure.
I appreciate the reply,
Yeah vCenter already has SNMP enabled, the esxi host dont require SNMP to be enabled to grab metrics about them using vCenter, though the article is still helpful.
I was afraid of the fact that IPmonitor just flat out doesnt support it and that Solar Winds is pushing other products for virtualization analytics... Its understandable since IPmonitor is supposed to be a small/medium business scale up/down monitoring product and not a whole analytics and reporting manager for enterprise infrastructure.
Well, if anyone else has any other idea's let me know.
What within esxi and your datastores are you interested in seeing?
What else would you be interested in seeing from this perspective?
My objective was to have the ability to monitor my datastores sizes and performance, esxi host cpu and memory utilization...etc that kinda stuff by using the SNMP of vCenter. I am not necessarily interested in getting data about my VM's since I have SNMP on each of them already.