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VMware vCenter Server Virtual Appliance (vCSA) support

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From what we can see the sensors related to vCenter and extended vSphere monitoring rely on a Windows-based vCenter environment.

Is there any way for PRTG to monitor a vCSA (linux appliance) based vSphere setup? Our main site is a windows based install, but when our DR site was built we opted to go the vCSA route but now are finding PRTG can't fully monitor it.

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Created on Aug 28, 2015 5:17:52 PM by  prolix21 (0) 1



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Hello,

Which exact errors do you get and sensors you are using to monitor a vCSA based vSphere?

Created on Sep 1, 2015 12:20:52 PM by  Jochen Greger [Paessler Support]



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There are no errors, nothing discovers and all VMware/vCenter specific sensors seem to need .net 4.0, which means PRTG only supports a Windows based vCenter environment. The vCSA is a Linux based appliance (based off CentOS I believe)

We want to use the VMware Host Performance (SOAP) Sensor and VMware Virtual Machine (SOAP) Sensor

We can directly monitor a single ESX host, but with this being an environment that is managed by vCenter that seems less than ideal.

Created on Sep 2, 2015 12:58:46 PM by  prolix21 (0) 1



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Hello,

The VMware SOAP Sensor requeres .net 40 on the PRTG Probe system but can also monitor a vCSA based vSphere.

The VMware Host Performance (SOAP) Sensor can not be used on your Vcenter The parent device must be a VMware ESX/ESXi server version 3.5, 4.0, 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, or 6.0. Reliable hardware information can only be provided when this sensor is created on your physical host server as parent device.

The VMware Virtual Machine (SOAP) Sensor can be used on vCenter as parent device. Which error message do you get if you create the sensor manually?

Created on Sep 3, 2015 9:09:48 AM by  Jochen Greger [Paessler Support]



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