Monitoring PE2950 Status with ESXi?

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

We're having very good luck with the 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.


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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