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The ZenPacks.zenoss.VMwareESXMonitor ZenPack monitors VMware ESX hosts and their guests, using SNMP.
Note: This ZenPack is deprecated; see ZenPacks.zenoss.vSphere.
With this ZenPack, the zenmodeler daemon can discover guests running on ESX hosts, and provide screens and templates for collecting and displaying resources allocated to guests.
To monitor VMware ESX servers:
ESX servers (Version 4.x and higher) contain an SNMP subagent from VMware. This subagent provides all information related to VMware (such as virtual machines and their status). By default, the subagent is disabled.
The VMware SNMP subagent does not provide information about the ESX server itself (such as processes, memory, CPU, or performance data).
Note: The VMware SNMP subagent cannot share port 161. If any other agent is using that port (usually the NET-SNMP agent), the subagent cannot start.
To fully monitor the ESX machine on your Zenoss platform server, you must enable both SNMP agents (NET-SNMP and the VMware subagent). Follow these steps to enable both agents using an SNMP proxy:
service snmpd stop
proxy -v 1 -c public udp:127.0.0.1:171 .188.8.131.52.4.1.6876
This line will use the snmpd service to access the VMware MIB on the subagent running at port 171.
vicfg-snmp.pl --server <hostname|IP address> --username --password -c \
public --port 171
vicfg-snmp.pl --server <hostname|IP address> --username --password -E
service mgmt-vmware restart
service snmpd restart