Monitoring PE2950 Status with ESXi?

Johan Sjöberg Johan.Sjoberg at deltamanagement.se
Wed Jul 13 07:35:06 CDT 2011


This sounds promising:

"NEW  Enhanced SNMP support . ESXi 5.0 expands support for SNMP v.2 with full monitoring for all hardware on the host."

>From http://www.vmware.com/products/vsphere/esxi-and-esx/why-esxi.html#c196164

/Johan

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-poweredge-bounces at dell.com [mailto:linux-poweredge-
> bounces at dell.com] On Behalf Of Trond Hasle Amundsen
> Sent: den 13 juli 2011 13:34
> To: Krishnaprasad_K at dell.com
> Cc: linux-poweredge at lists.us.dell.com
> Subject: Re: Monitoring PE2950 Status with ESXi?
> 
> <Krishnaprasad_K at dell.com> writes:
> 
> > Hello, We do have OpenManage support w.r.t VMware ESXi. you can
> > install the OpenManage agent on ESXi to enable management of the
> > complete hardware.
> >
> > Refer "Dell OpenManage Server Administrator Installation Guide" @
> >
> http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/software/smsom/6.5/en/index.htm
> > to know more about installation of agents, enabling traps etc.
> 
> Steve is referring to the check_openmanage Nagios plugin, which has two
> modes of operation:
> 
>   1. Local mode: uses omreport command to get status of components
>   2. SNMP mode: uses SNMP get to get statuses
> 
> The CLI support in ESXi is close to non-existent, and SNMP doesn't work
> either[1]:
> 
>   NOTE: While ESXi supports SNMP traps, it does not support hardware
>   inventory through SNMP.
> 
> As I understand it, this is a limitation of ESXi. I believe that OMSA would
> support SNMP inventory on ESXi if possible.
> 
> The ESX line is being discontinued and will be replaced fully by ESXi. One can
> hope that VMware realizes the limitations that this move is imposing on its
> customers and adds more functionality in the next version of ESXi, SNMP get
> support among them.
> 
> Currently our monitoring options for ESXi are pretty limited, unfortunately.
> 
> [1]
> http://support.euro.dell.com/support/edocs/software/svradmin/6.5/en/UG
> /HTML/intro.htm#wp1054708
> 
> Regards,
> --
> Trond H. Amundsen <t.h.amundsen at usit.uio.no> Center for Information
> Technology Services, University of Oslo
> 
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