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Methods used for monitoring ESX and ESXi servers

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Overview

This article provides a summary of methods used by Orion NPM to monitor VMware ESX and ESXi Servers and their component features.

Environment

NPM 9.1 and later

Detail

Note: For best results, it is recommended that you upgrade to VMware 5.x.

Features

 4

4i

5i

Datacenter

VMware API

ESX Cluster

VMware API

Virtual Center

VMware API

Detection as ESX Server

VMware API

Volumes

SNMP

N/A

SNMP

Interfaces

SNMP

SNMP (partial)

SNMP

CPU

VMware API

Memory

VMware API

Total CPU (ESX Details view)

VMware API

Total Memory (ESX Details view)

VMware API

Network Traffic Utilization (ESX Details view)

VMware API

Guest VM List (ESX Details view)

VMware API

For more information about monitoring and adding VMware ESX and ESXi servers, see Virtualization and Adding Nodes for Monitoring  in the SolarWinds Orion NPM Administrator Guide.
 

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