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How to monitor the disks of an ESXi (4.1)



We want to monitor the disks of an ESXi (4.1) in our infrastructure. Problem is that we need to monitor wheter the disks are functioning without problems or not, but either there's no sensor to do this or I'm totally blind.

Maybe someone can help me at this case, I've also red about an ESXi Health Sensor which I can't find in the listings of my sensors. Is there any Sensor-Donwloading-Area where I can get additional sensors?

4-1 esxi prtg

Created on Dec 13, 2011 3:46:41 PM

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have you tried the SSH VMWare ESX(i) Disk Sensor?

best regards.

Created on Dec 13, 2011 5:31:19 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]




First of all, thanks for your reply and sorry for not answering. The flue got me and so I couldn't go to work.

Yes I've tried the SSH VMWare ESX(i) Disk Sensor, but I'm not sure wheter this one can show me if one of my disks is broken. Would try to simulate it, but yeah not pretty easy to simulate a hardware failure on a virtual machine (just got a virtual environment to test PRTG).

Actually I'd say I'd use the VMWare Host Hardware Sensor, but this one is only compatible with an ESX(i) version 3.5 or 4.0.

Maybe some other ideas?


Created on Dec 19, 2011 7:43:18 AM

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