Monitoring PE2950 Status with ESXi?

Sean Dilda sean at
Wed Jul 13 06:14:09 CDT 2011


I've not had a chance to play with 5 yet.  However, with ESXi 4.1, its 
pretty easy.  Out of the box ESXi is monitoring all the hardware (except 
memory).  All you have to do is configure ESXi to send snmp traps and it 
should send traps on the hardware issues (you may have to configure the 
alarms for hardware issues to send traps as well, I don't recall this 
early in the am).

On 7/13/11 12:28 AM, Steve Jenkins wrote:
> Currently, we're running a number of PowerEdge boxes (1850s - 2950s)
> with CentOS 5.6 and OMSA 6.5. We use one of the boxes as a Nagios
> server, which uses NRPE to run the check_openmanage script. This setup
> has been great for getting alerts about RAID array status, temperature
> warnings, and anything else that OMSA monitors.
> However, we're evaluating using our 2950s to run VMWare ESXi 5. But
> we're afraid that by running ESXi as the host platform, we'll lose the
> ability to monitor everything that OMSA monitors.
> I know there must be at least thousands of Dell PowerEdges out there
> running ESXi. Is there a way to still monitor the Dell hardware and
> get alerts in a manner that is comparable to how we're doing it now?
> Thanks,
> SteveJ
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