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Monitoring VMware ESXi and vSphere with Nagios

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Introduction

The article describes how to monitor vmware infrastructure with nagios and centreon . For the installation we using Centos 6.4 server

Installation

First we need to Install some Perl dependencies

# yum install perl-CPAN

Download VMWare Perl SDK from the following link (it needs login first)

https://my.vmware.com/group/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VSP510-SDKPERL-510&productId=285

Then we go to the root directory of linux and install it

# tar xvzf VMware-vSphere-Perl-SDK-5.1.0-780721.x86_64.tar

# cd vmware-vsphere-cli-distrib/

# ./vmware-install.pl

We follow the default instructions and when the setup finishes download the plugin from the following link:

http://git.op5.org/git/?p=nagios/op5plugins.git;a=blob;f=check_vmware_api.pl;h=4996301e194ec7966b632811815c14dc3e715cb8;hb=a34fe507ebf78b9dd4fe2ed91c3324d78cee67f8

Then we copy it  to /usr/local/nagios/libexec and make it executable

# cd /usr/local/nagios/libexec

# chmod a+x check_vmware_api.pl

In the following picture we can see the net usage graph of esxi host after the iinstallation of services on Nagios

 

                                                      Picture 1: Esxi net usage

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