I would like to setup to monitor VMWare like the Orion Feature site display, but have a hard time. Can anyone point me to the right direction? Since they already have it setup on Orion feature, could someone in Solardwind just do a video to show how it's setup?
The feature link: http://www.solarwinds.com/products/orion/virtualization.aspx
The screen link: http://www.solarwinds.com/products/orion/virtualization_screen.aspx
Setup for the "Vitual Machines on VMWare ESX" is the part I like to know. Thx!!!
I agree. There is a lot of hype on the web page you mentioned about monitoring ESX and VirtualCenter, but no mention of it in the current manuals. There is also nothing in the knowledge base. Someone at Solarwinds must have the information.
You can use the the Universal Device Poller to monitor a lot of different values on an ESX server. It helps to know the OIDs in order to build the UnDPs, and you can find most of what's available from ESX here:
That sounds more like "set up lots of pollers" and "good luck with that" than the follow marketing from the Solarwinds website:
"ESX Virtual Machine Auto-summary
Orion NPM can be configured to automatically discover new virtual machines added to any VMware ESX host server. When virtual resources are constantly moving, it is critical to have near real-time information about how resources are allocated to determine the best possible configuration for the business."
Orion NPM can be configured to automatically discover new virtual machines added to any VMware ESX host server
It's not a lot of a pollers. It's one or more, depending on the info you want. If you set up a single UnDP that lists the VMs on an ESX, then when a new VM is added to ESX, it'll show up on the table for the ESX node.
Ok how do I use this poller you wrote?
It is in asx format do I just change it too .UnDp or am I missing something? The download just opens up and asx page and does not actually download anything.
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