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wyu
Level 7

VM Monitoring

Hi,

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!!!

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gblessing
Level 7

Re: VM Monitoring

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.


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denny.lecompte
Level 19

Re: VM Monitoring

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:

 

http://www.oidview.com/mibs/6876/VMWARE-VMINFO-MIB.html

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gblessing
Level 7

Re: VM Monitoring

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."

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denny.lecompte
Level 19

Re: VM Monitoring

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.

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jbaulsir
Level 13

Re: VM Monitoring

Here a poller I wrote,


JB

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profzoom1
Level 10

Re: VM Monitoring

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.


 


Thanks

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jbaulsir
Level 13

Re: VM Monitoring

Copy and paste to a file (you may nee to edit out the "-" in the first row), name it whatever.UnDP and import it.


 


JB

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profzoom1
Level 10

Re: VM Monitoring

Thanks that worked

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ehaniffa
Level 7

Re: VM Monitoring

How do I get it to show up like the pic you have ?

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