How to configure VMware monitoring in Check_MK

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Check_MK is able to monitor ESXi or vCenter out of the box. The configuration requires 2 steps and preferred a read only user.

  1. Login to Check_MK

check_mk_login

  1. Create new Host

create_new_host

 Hostname: ESXi/vCenter Name or fqdn IP Address: ESXi/vCenter Management IP 

create_new_host_esxi

 Save & Go to Services 

The error message is normal and we can ignore it.

create_host_error

  1. Go to Host & Service Parameters

host_service_parameters

  1. Click on Datasource Programs

datasource_programs

  1. Click Check state of VMWare ESX via vSphere

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  1. Create rule in folder Main directory
     Explicit hosts: ESXi-Name vSphere User name: ReadOnlyUser-Name vSphere secret: Password of the ReadOnlyUser Select Host Systems Virtual Machines Datastores Performance Counters License Usage Select Display ESX Host power state on Display VM power state on Placeholder VMs 

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  1. Click on Save

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  1. Activate your changes

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  1. Click on Hosts

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  1. Click on Hosts

3rd icon – Edit services of host

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  1. Activate missing

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  1. Activate your changes –> see step 9

  2. Check your discovered services.

Go to Views –> All Services

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  1. Click on the refresh icon next to Check_MK and Check_MK Discovery

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That’s all. If you have question just leave a comment.