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vmware 5.02 - wrong values for percentage free_guestdisks

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  • 1.  vmware 5.02 - wrong values for percentage free_guestdisks

    Posted 05-23-2013 04:11 PM

    Have tried several times now to upgrade to vmware-probe version 5.02.  It seems that vmware-probe 5.02 is showing the wrong values in percentage free-guestdisks  When going from scratch and looking on a specific VM-guest, under a specific Guestdisk you see:

     

    vmware-perct.PNG

     

    The value of the percentage is showing a wrong number (must be max 100)

     

    Does anyone have a hint or tip for this confusing behavior?

     

    regards

    Ashley



  • 2.  Re: vmware 5.02 - wrong values for percentage free_guestdisks

    Posted 05-23-2013 04:47 PM

    Bad calculations in the probe would be my guess I am not sure how the vmware api displays the value if it's a percent in there then maybe they are just grabbing the wrong metric.  Well at least this should be a obvious bug for support/engineering.



  • 3.  Re: vmware 5.02 - wrong values for percentage free_guestdisks

    Posted 05-28-2013 05:01 PM
    I have the same problem.... all percentage metrics are showing in a wrong number!


  • 4.  Re: vmware 5.02 - wrong values for percentage free_guestdisks

    Posted 05-28-2013 05:08 PM
    In case of Ashley:
    (260130*100)/511960= 50,81061020392218
    Exact the percetage.


  • 5.  Re: vmware 5.02 - wrong values for percentage free_guestdisks

    Posted 05-28-2013 05:43 PM

    Thanks MassimoB80.  Although I still hope that he probe/nms would do the calculation for me...:smileyhappy:



  • 6.  Re: vmware 5.02 - wrong values for percentage free_guestdisks

    Posted 05-28-2013 05:51 PM
    Ashley, it seems to be a know bug.
    You need to use the vmware-probe 4.20


  • 7.  Re: vmware 5.02 - wrong values for percentage free_guestdisks

    Posted 05-28-2013 06:01 PM

    I have created a ticket at support some days ago. Did not hear from them about this specific wrong calculation error or bug. Reveived an instruction video how to deploy vmware probe. Also did not find any message in the support-portal about this bug.

     

    But I will not step back to version 4.20 again. Done this many times already. (a bit similar to the net_connect probe) More probaly I will change thresholds and SLA/SLO calculations to absolute Gbytes numbers. (approx 160 monitors to change again :smileysad:



  • 8.  Re: vmware 5.02 - wrong values for percentage free_guestdisks

    Posted 06-06-2013 10:27 PM

    This is a known issue, but we've got an easy workaround. Add ' -Duser.language=en -Duser.country=US' to the start-up options of the probe (available via Raw Configure) and restart.



  • 9.  Re: vmware 5.02 - wrong values for percentage free_guestdisks

    Posted 06-07-2013 10:37 AM

    So if I understand you correctly:

     

    we need to create two new keys under start-up:

    Duser.language with value "en"

    Duser.country with value"US"

    and restart the probe... 

     

    if that is what you mean, I can report back to you that it unfortuneately did not solve the issue:

     

    vmware-perct1.PNG

     

     



  • 10.  Re: vmware 5.02 - wrong values for percentage free_guestdisks
    Best Answer

    Posted 06-07-2013 07:45 PM

    Close, but not quite what I meant.

    In 'Raw Configure' it should look like this:

    Localization Fix



  • 11.  Re: vmware 5.02 - wrong values for percentage free_guestdisks

    Posted 06-08-2013 11:42 AM

    Thanks, that did the trick!

     

    vmware-perct2-ok.PNG



  • 12.  Re: vmware 5.02 - wrong values for percentage free_guestdisks

    Posted 11-05-2013 03:20 PM

    VMWare 5.06 Probe also delivers wrong percentage values....

     

    workaround. Add ' -Duser.language=en -Duser.country=US' to the start-up options did work