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  • 1.  Problem Monitoring VMware Virtual Machines

    Posted Sep 21, 2007 11:54 AM
    Hi all,

    I am having problems for monitoring vmware virtual machines... these kind of platforms only show Availability but no cpu use, memory usage, etc. I have seen in documentation that I need monitoring de VMWare server to watch this information about every VMachine... but in this way... Can I monitore a postgres or tomcat server inside a VMachine?

    Also I am trying to monitore a VMware server 1.x but the agent is falling everytime... actually I am investigating about it...


    Regards,
    KPCasting


  • 2.  RE: Problem Monitoring VMware Virtual Machines

    Posted Sep 27, 2007 01:54 PM
    Install Agents into the VMs themselves.


  • 3.  RE: Problem Monitoring VMware Virtual Machines

    Posted Sep 28, 2007 05:06 AM
    The vmware-plugin is very useful once you get it to work.
    It will be able to correlate which host does a VM belong to, as well as
    memory and CPU available to the VMs. The control actions are priceless
    and if you use the enterprise version, coupling that with roles can make
    your life a breeze. I speak from experience :)

    Anyway, I posted on another thread but here it is again

    You will need a binary called libvmcontrol-helper. It should reside
    under /usr/lib/vmware/bin. This is used by vmware-plugin startup to
    create the vmcontrol(64).so file which is in turn used by the
    vmware-plugin to execute native called from java.

    The binary is part of the vmware-api-distribution which you can download
    from VMware's website.

    Regards
    Mohamed
    http://www.unixgarage.com
    Derek Coleman wrote:
    > Install Agents into the VMs themselves.
    >
    >




  • 4.  RE: Problem Monitoring VMware Virtual Machines

    Posted Nov 29, 2007 12:44 PM
    Some additional and recent notes along kerneld's thread can be found at

    http://communities.vmware.com/message/1921811#1921811

    Had some issues also (and now a new one too) in getting libvmcontrol-helper to go with the server side. I also suggest what Ahriakin stated with putting the Hyperic Agent on each VM as well. I had some initial issues with 3.1.1 on the VM's, but 3.1.4 seemed to take care of that.

    HTH.