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anyone used this for monitoring hosts and VMs and if so any good??

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We did, but we think that are better solutions.

e.g. Nagios (Open Source and Free).

VMware vCenter Operations Manager or Veeam One is also free the basic edition.
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can you explain why better?
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There is more support for Nagios for VMware vSphere, Zabbix is just a general monitoring appliance.

Operations Manager is even better because it has access to all the vCenter Server database, for Capacity Planning.

It depends what you requirements are in terms of Monitoring Hosts and Guests ?
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Primarily for emailing/notifying - any server outages, spikes, reporting of resources etc..
we only have essentials though.
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vCenter Server can do all that, do you use vCenter Server ?
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just installed the appliance recently yes.
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So, does it not provide all your monitoring needs ?
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don't think it does.  looking at just monitoring host availability by way of email.
does it provide any reporting?
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vCenter Server will send emails if a host is down or disconnected.

What sort of reporting ?

Capacity? Performance ?

vCenter provides lots of performance graphs, you can print or export.

If you want reporting, look at Veeam One for FREE

http://www.veeam.com/virtual-server-management-one-free.html
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mainly to monitor the hardware in the machine so if a disk fails, psu.
i see i can setup alerts fro resources which i good..
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Look at Veeam One.
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