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How to monitor Vcenter



I want to monitor Vcenter and what is in there.. Can you tell me the steps and sensors to use..

esx esxi vcenter

Created on Mar 18, 2011 10:35:21 AM

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  • In PRTG, add your VCenter as a device.
  • In the device settings, please do not forget to enter Credentials for VMware/XEN Servers and save your settings. Please use your Windows domain credentials.
  • Then, back in the device tree, right-click on this newly created device and from the context menu, select Run Auto-Discovery.

PRTG will now scan your VCenter and add a sensor for each virtual machine found.

Created on Mar 18, 2011 11:44:10 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

Last change on Mar 18, 2011 1:58:32 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]



Tried that with permissions of the root account of the esx server and tried admin permissions ons Vcenter no results.. Now I try a detailed auto discovery

Created on Mar 18, 2011 12:13:04 PM



In the Credentials for VMware/XEN Servers, use the same credentials you are using when connecting to the vCenter Server with the vSphere Client.

Created on Mar 18, 2011 1:58:06 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

Last change on Jan 8, 2021 7:54:22 AM by  Florian Lesage [Paessler Support]



Which is the way to monitor Vcenter Appliance Disk's occupation? I've tryed with SSH and SNMP sensor but no disks are shown anytime.

Command> snmp.get
   Enable: True
   Privacy: none
   Loglevel: warning
   Pid: n/a
   Authentication: none
   Communities: public
   Engineid: 80001adc80bba3ef3f4a663d5700000000
   Port: 161

Thank you

Created on May 21, 2018 9:37:44 AM

Last change on May 21, 2018 10:22:52 AM by  Luciano Lingnau [Paessler]



Dear ACI GLobal,

that is not possible with PRTG's build-in sensors.

Created on May 24, 2018 3:24:46 PM by  Arne Seifert [Paessler Support]

Last change on May 24, 2018 3:25:20 PM by  Arne Seifert [Paessler Support]

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