Monitor ESXi Devices

You can monitor ESXi devices in Panorama9 and monitoring of your ESXi devices will expand even more with the help of SNMP and Panorama9.

To manually add a ESXi device navigate to "Dashboard" -> "Assets" and click on the "+ Add device" button.

 

Under Type select Server. Enter Name and Hostname, IPv4 or MAC address, Manufacturer, etc.

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The next step is to add some SNMP checks against the ESXi server.
Setup SNMP checks to e.g. check if CPU load is too high, add a SNMP rule that checks OID 1.3.6.1.2.1.25.3.3.1.2.1, set match type to "Less than" and enter the required value, such as 90 (which means the CPU load must be below 90%).

 

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Lets create another check where we check if a machine on ESXi server is powered up, in this case we would like to monitor the machine called 'TEST - Ubuntu 12.04 ApitStaging - 64 Bit' located under the following OID 1.3.6.1.4.1.6876.2.1.1.2.6 

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The powered up information for that device is located under '1.3.6.1.4.1.6876.2.1.1.6.6'

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Right now the status of the machine is Off and that will give us the best opportunity to test our rule. The following below is the rule, where we have added the OID above and use the Match String Contains type to the value ON, so if that field changes to OFF it will generate an issue on the dashboard. 

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Panorama9 have now collected the latest status of the OID 1.3.6.1.4.1.6876.2.1.1.6.6 that contains the powered status of this specific device. Below is the example of the issue and based on that, you can receive notifications and/or tickets in your help-desk ticketing system.

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