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vmware: recommandation on vm monitor tool

I have only 1 physical host running esxi5 with vcenter installed. there are only 4 hosts running on the host included VCSA. I am looking for a good vm monitor tool. I am currently testing veeam one, not sure if there is any better alternative.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Veeam One is very good, all the information is available to you in VMware vCenter Server, different applications present it differently.

You could also evaluate vCenter Operations Manager.
http://www.vmware.com/products/datacenter-virtualization/vcenter-operations-management/overview.html

What do you want to monitor health ?

vOPS Server is also good

http://www.vkernel.com/products/server
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okamonAuthor Commented:
thanks. Just want to monitor critical issue that prevent vm from running properly. Is the veeam one able to monitor the physical host health? such as raid disk failure,etc
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Veeam will trap anything vCenter reports on.
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okamonAuthor Commented:
OK. I downloaded the installation file and run the Veeam ONE server. It seems it already detected all the vms... so What is the Veeam ONE monitor client for? Do I have to install it on each vm?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Monitor Client is used to connect to the Veeam One Server remotely, and view!
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okamonAuthor Commented:
thanks. If I have to choose between veeam and vOPS Server, which one do you recommend? Also I know there is one called PRTG, I believe it can also monitor the vmware health...
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
They are very different applications, Again ALL the data is available to you with vCenter Server.

Veeam One just presents it differently, if you want performance, and predictions and capacity, What If conclusions VCenter Operations.
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okamonAuthor Commented:
Thanks. Do you mean without the 3rd party application I can still do all the monitoring with the vcenter server? ex: setting the email notification,etc
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Thats CORRECT!

All the information used is from vCenter.
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okamonAuthor Commented:
thanks, so who would buy the 3rd party tool? is there something that the vcenter cannot do? for ex, veeam one
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
if you want to make the presentation easier, or look at Capacity and Growth, and What Ifs e.g. do I have enough capacity to add another 100 Virtual Machines for VDI!

VMware vCenter will show you the performance in real time, and store the history. Display Alerts. If you want more than this, you have to purchase it!

e.g. if you keep adding virtual machines at the same rate as the last two months, in 33 days time, you will run out of performance!

You can work it out using vCenter, but it will not show you graphically!

there are two things people want to monitor Capacity and Health, Virtual Machines and Hosts.

see additionally my EE Article

HOW TO:  Performance Monitor vSphere 4.x or 5.0
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