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Monitoring Scripts VCSA VMware

Update: Trigger a User event from the VCSA command line

Disclaimer: This is not officially supported by VMware, please use at your own risk. Recently I faced the challenge with a script running on a VCSA which executes some checks and in case something gets detected it has to trigger a vCenter alarm. My solution is to log a user event which will be captured […]

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ESXi Monitoring VMware vSphere

How to configure VMware monitoring in Check_MK

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 2. Create new Host Hostname: ESXi/vCenter Name or fqdn IP Address: ESXi/vCenter Management IP Save & Go to Services The error message is normal and we can ignore […]

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Monitoring

Setup check_mk

Check_MK is a monitoring solution which is originally based on Nagios. It has been extended with a nice web gui including a lot of new features which simplify the setup of a monitoring system. It is available as Enterprise edition and as RAW (Open Source) edition. There is a limited english documentation available. https://mathias-kettner.de/checkmk.html Steps […]