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Monitoring Question - Seeking opinions RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello all,

    I am a windows admin in a windows shop.  But we run a medium size VMware ESX 5.0 5.1 farm.

    We use mostly Quest BBMon and Quest Foglight to monitor all our stuff, but we have never monitored our ESX hosts before. Well, recently one of them lost a bunch of disks and got stupid (but did not crash).  So Now I need to setup some monitoring.  My budget is zero.

    What do you use to monitor your ESX hosts??  Disks and processes??

    I know I can monitor connectivity with BBMon and no client.  But the client install for BBMon is not supported by either VMware or Quest.  And when I tried to force it on a 5.1 host, things started to turn a little ugly (recall, I am NOT an *nix admin).  Please help!


    BlankMonkey

    Friday, August 30, 2013 11:05 PM

Answers

  • Very surprised no one has an opinion.  I know of SCVMM but it does not meet the requirements of the original post.

    For others, my solution was to use email alerts from VCenter.


    BlankMonkey

    • Marked as answer by BlankMonkey Wednesday, September 18, 2013 10:16 PM
    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 10:16 PM

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  • Hi,

    You could use Microsoft Systems Center Virtualization Machine Manager - SCVMM

    To monitor the VM farm.


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    • Proposed as answer by Soh.M Monday, September 2, 2013 4:40 AM
    Monday, September 2, 2013 4:40 AM
  • Very surprised no one has an opinion.  I know of SCVMM but it does not meet the requirements of the original post.

    For others, my solution was to use email alerts from VCenter.


    BlankMonkey

    • Marked as answer by BlankMonkey Wednesday, September 18, 2013 10:16 PM
    Wednesday, September 18, 2013 10:16 PM