Monitoring VMware Host Physical Hardware
Posted on 2011-10-06
Can anyone suggest any monitoring tools (preferably free) which allow you to monitor the general health and availability of the physical server/blade hardware (disk issues, temperatures etc) where the hypervisor and virtual machines sits upon?
I'm predominantly interested in monitoring HP and Dell servers. The tools would need to be capable of sending a trigger via email or SNMP etc.
Previously we used to use Dell OpenManage and HP equivalents on physical servers, but now that virtual machines are on top of the hardware, that functionality is lost.
We'd need tools to cover ESXi (free versionon 3.x / 4.x) and vSphere.