Monitoring vSphere
VMFS monitoring with Nagios

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(NEW) Configuring vSphere 4.x monitoring with Nagios (NRPE)

Adobe document "Nagios How to monitor vSphere via NAGIOS (NRPE)"

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(legacy) Configuring ESX 3.x VMFS monitoring with Nagios (NRPE)

Adobe document "Nagios How to monitor VMFS on ESX via NRPE"
Text document "check_vmfs" (rename this without the .txt)

Script is a modified (for usage with SNMP) version of a posting by Duncan Epping on Yellow Bricks.
This document will walk you through how to use the NRPE agent to track VMFS utilization and execute alerting.

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Installing the NRPE client on ESX :

download the NRPE client plus dependancies :

extract the contents, and copy them to a temp directory on your ESX host.
Log into the ESX console, navigate to your temporary directory and install the rpm packages:

rpm -i fping-2.4-0.b2.rhel2.1.dag.i386.rpm
rpm -i perl-Socket6-0.19-1.1.el3.rf.i386.rpm
rpm -i perl-Digest-SHA1-2.11-1.el3.rf.i386.rpm
rpm -i perl-Digest-HMAC-1.01-1.rhel2.1.dag.noarch.rpm
rpm -i perl-Crypt-DES-2.03-3.1.el3.rf.i386.rpm
rpm -i perl-Net-SNMP-5.2.0-1.1.el3.rf.noarch.rpm
rpm -i nagios-plugins-1.4.11-1.el3.rf.i386.rpm
rpm -i nagios-nrpe-2.5.2-1.el3.rf.i386.rpm
chkconfig nrpe on
service nrpe start


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