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Monitoring virtual machines on ESX Host CA Spectrum 10.2

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  • 1.  Monitoring virtual machines on ESX Host CA Spectrum 10.2

    Posted 03-08-2018 03:07 PM

    Hi all, I hope you are well.


    There is a way to monitor the states of virtual machines contained in a ESXi??
    I have several ESX host on Spectrum and I want to monitor the state of each vm contained, I can see them into the Virtual Host information.

    I appreciate any help.
    Thanks in advance.

     

    EOS



  • 2.  Re: Monitoring virtual machines on ESX Host CA Spectrum 10.2
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    Posted 03-08-2018 03:30 PM

    I am aware of two ways to do that, but both require additional software as it's not something that Spectrum does natively.  The first would be to run the latest version of VNA that contains the VMWare plug-in and the other would be to take advantage of the VMWare probe in UIM.  Once you integrate either of those tools with Spectrum you will gain visibility in to the ESX hosts and the things running in them.



  • 3.  Re: Monitoring virtual machines on ESX Host CA Spectrum 10.2

    Posted 03-08-2018 05:20 PM

    Another option is to use VCAIM plugin which comes with CA VAIM , again this is a additional plugin and needs a license. 



  • 4.  Re: Monitoring virtual machines on ESX Host CA Spectrum 10.2

    Posted 03-09-2018 03:41 AM

    Yes, the most viable options are UIM with the vmware probe (but that requires a minimum UIM infrastructure integrated with Spectrum) or use VNA.



  • 5.  Re: Monitoring virtual machines on ESX Host CA Spectrum 10.2

    Posted 03-09-2018 09:49 AM

    Thanks all for your response.

     

    We have UIM 8.5 integrated with Spectrum, so according with your comments, will be the better option to achieve that.

     

    Having these two platforms integrated, we only need the vmware probe on uim pointed to the ESX host?

     

    Thanks a lot for your feedback!

     

    EOS



  • 6.  Re: Monitoring virtual machines on ESX Host CA Spectrum 10.2

    Posted 03-09-2018 10:00 AM

    The probe needs to be pointed vCenter, not the individual ESX hosts.



  • 7.  Re: Monitoring virtual machines on ESX Host CA Spectrum 10.2

    Posted 03-09-2018 11:01 AM

    You can install vmware probe on vcenter servers .This is discover the whole vmware data center. Once it is integrated you can see the data center in CA Spectrum with Hosts ,cluster and virtual machines. 

     

    Integrate CA Spectrum and CA UIM for Virtualization Management - CA Spectrum - 10.2 to 10.2.3 - CA Technologies Document… 



  • 8.  Re: Monitoring virtual machines on ESX Host CA Spectrum 10.2

    Posted 03-12-2018 02:43 AM

    I would recommend to have a separate server with the probe, remotely connecting to the ESX or the vCenter server. That's better for scalability.



  • 9.  Re: Monitoring virtual machines on ESX Host CA Spectrum 10.2

    Posted 03-12-2018 09:34 AM

    Thank you for the recommendation Chris. I'll keep in mind.
    greetings!



  • 10.  Re: Monitoring virtual machines on ESX Host CA Spectrum 10.2

    Posted 03-09-2018 03:15 PM

    Excellent, I'm clear of how achieve this.
    Thank you very much to all for your feedback.
    Have a nice weekend.
    EOS.