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I have 3 vmware hosts and montior this with prtg v9. I have noticed that when guest OS switch vmware host prtg doesnt understand that a gives a warning/alarm.

What is the best way to configure prtg when have mutilple vmware hosts, and the guest OS can jump from one host to another for diffrent reasons?



alarm best-practice guest vmotion vmware

Created on Oct 28, 2011 7:48:40 AM

Last change on Oct 28, 2011 11:29:45 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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Best Practice VMware Monitoring

The recommended configuration is: In PRTG, create a device pointing to your VMware vCenter. On this device, add the sensors for your virtual machines. This way PRTG will continue to monitor your virtual machines also when they change the physical host using vMotion.

See also PRTG 9 Manual: VMware Virtual Machine (SOAP) Sensor

You can still monitor your physical hosts' hardware with PRTG.

Created on Oct 28, 2011 11:29:29 AM by  Daniel Zobel [Product Manager]

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