Monitoring PE2950 Status with ESXi?
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."
> -----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" @
> > 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
> 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.
> Trond H. Amundsen <t.h.amundsen at usit.uio.no> Center for Information
> Technology Services, University of Oslo
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