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VMWare - Hosts vs. Guest VMs?



I know there has to be a simple answer to this one, but I can't for the life of me figure it out...

Running ESXi 5.1. Now, under the root settings for VMWare/XenServer, I can put in the credentials for accessing the VMWare.

However, here's the difficulty. We are using VMotion, so I'm obviously wanting to setup the sensors for the Guest VMs under a device of the VCenter Server. OK, no issues with that, setup the device and all appears to be going well... (Using the domain credentials that we log into the VMWare Client with.)

It will not pick up on any of the Guest VMs as sensors, though. Now here's the weird part. If I go back into the Root Properties for VMWare, and plug in the root account/password for the hosts machines themselves, If I choose a host box as a device, the hosts will pick up the VMWare Guests without an issue. If I go this route...any time that I migrate a Guest VM? It blows up in PRTG.

Any suggestions?

prtg13 sensors vmware5

Created on Jul 26, 2013 6:21:24 PM

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you are right, sensors for virtual machines should be placed on a vCenter-device to follow a vm in case of vMotion-actions.

Do you get an error-message if you try to add vm-sensors to the vCenter-device? Can you add host-sensors to the vCenter-device?

Kind Regards

Created on Jul 29, 2013 11:38:22 AM by  Dieter Loskarn [Paessler Support]

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