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OP Manager and ESX 4

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I have an ESX infrastructure in my company consisting of over 50 ESX hosts and one Vcenter server. When I enable the SNMP on ESX hosts to monitor them using the latest version of OP Manager which ManageEngine claims will support ESX 4, I cannot see anything in the OP Manager console.

I'm using the attached guide to avtivate SNMP on vsphere hosts and follow this steps but nothing happened.

Does OP Manager support monitoring ESX 4 hosts and if the answer is yes, it would be really appreciated if anyone can suggest me the step by step configuration on ESX hosts to monitor them using OP Manager.

vsp-4-snmp-config.pdf
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Luciano Patrão earned 400 total points
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Hi

In the OP site you have all the documentation. Did you downloaded?

http://www.manageengine.com/network-monitoring/documents.html

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by:majidhajali
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Thanks BestWay for your link.

My problem has been solved but a few more steps are required.

OP Manager doesn't use SNMP to pull data from ESX hosts. It uses https credentials for pulling data from esx hosts. So, you don't need enable SNMP on ESX hosts, just you should start vmware-webAccess service on the hosts and then go to OP manager and add your machines there one by one using this guide.
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To discover the host and the VMs, you just need to provide the IP Address and https credentials of the host. The VMs are automatically discovered along with the host. The exact steps are given below,

1. Go to Maps-> Virtual Devices-> Add Host.

2. Enter the Host Name and HTTPS User Name and Password. Click Discover button to discover the host. When a host is discovered, all the VMs in the Host are automatically discovered in OpManager.

3.Click on Advanced button to edit optional values. Skip this step to retain the default values. You will find an option to edit the HTTPS web service port and the timeout value for the connection between host & OpManager server. It also provides an option to give SNMP / WMI credentials for the VMs inside the host. As you are allowed to change these values from the respective device snapshot pages post discovery, this step is optional.

If  any of the VMs  are already discovered or added, OpManager automatically maps them as Virtual Device. Once the discovery is over you can find the Host & VMs under 'Virtual Device' category in Maps tab.
Configuring VM IP Address

OpManager, with the help of installed VMware Tools, identifies the IP address of the VM and maps it to the host. In case the VMware Tools are not installed, OpManager discovers it using VM's entity name. You can assign the IP address for such VMs in the host snapshot page (screenshot of the same is given below). Click on the 'No IP Address' link corresponding to the VM to assign the IP address for that VM. Similarly, you can click the assigned IP address to choose another one as the primary IP for that particular VM.

Manage or Unmanage VMs

You can now choose to monitor only the required VMs on a Host. OpManager discovers all the VMs during the initial discovery and you will find them listed under the inventory in the host snapshot page. Click on the relevant icon to monitor the required VMs on the host. OpManager maintains this configuration when a HA, VMotion, or rediscovery happens.

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by:majidhajali
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Read my comment for step by step guide to add ESX hosts to OP Manager
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by:Luciano Patrão
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Hi

Glade that you resolve the problem

And thank you for the update and put the final solution step by step. I think more users should do this, because they resolve the problem, but some times the final solution is no clear, so thank you for that.

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