[Nagiosplug-devel] Nagios and VMware

Brian Schultz bschultz at virtuitsystems.com
Mon Dec 20 16:14:53 CET 2010

I've been giving the task of figuring out how to monitor our entire VMware environment that's running vSphere 4.1. I've been playing around with Nagios and so far I really like it's flexibility, but for me that also means there is going to be a big learning curve because it seems like in order to get exactly what I want, I'm also going to have to learn Perl and write some plugins. I've been using the check_esx plugin that's up on the exchange but it doesn't do *exactly* what I'd like. I'd like to pull performance metrics from vCenter because VMware specifies that as best practice. Also, it would be nice if Nagios would automatically add any new hosts that are added to the environment.

Is there a plugin floating around out there that already addresses these points and I just haven't come across it? How big of a task am I undertaking here? Any words of advice or suggestions on how I should tackle this?

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