[olug] System monitoring

Daniel Linder dan at linder.org
Sun Sep 10 20:52:41 UTC 2006

On Sat, September 9, 2006 00:30, Bill Brush wrote:
> Typically a VM that you care about has a regular IP address (as in
> non-NAT'ed via the host) and therefore looks like any other machine on
> the network.  We have an extensive VMware setup here and we use nagios
> to monitor all of them.

I think the only gotcha in this case would be trying to monitor the VMWare
ESX server (the one that boots its own OS instead of riding on top of

Depending on what you need to monitor on the host (chassis temp, fan/PS
status, etc), you might be able to retrieve that information via the SNMP
monitoring stack.  I believe VMWare has MIB files for some of their
specialized monitors.


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