Monitoring PE2950 Status with ESXi?

Mark Rolen mrolen at opubco.com
Wed Jul 13 08:32:45 CDT 2011


We're having very good luck with the check_esxi_hardware.py plugin for
Nagios (uses WBEM, so nothing to install on ESXi).  Gives you alerts on
fans, disk, power supplies, etc.  It just alerted us on a predictive
failure for a disk in one of our R900s yesterday.

Regards,
Mark 

On Tue, 2011-07-12 at 21:28 -0700, 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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