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is it possible to monitor disk usage on vmware virtual server thru soap



I want to monitor disk usage - not so much performance in/out, but no options in default VMware SOAP sensor. Watch up Gold can do this - so it is possible. I dont want to create SNMP sensor - it's a big job to do that for a large number of servers.

diskfree vmare-soap windows-server

Created on Oct 15, 2018 1:01:12 PM

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thank you for the KB-Post. Just to check, are you referring to sensor monitoring virtual machines? Or ESX(i) hosts?

best regards.

Created on Oct 16, 2018 10:58:11 AM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]




I am using Standard VMware Virtual Michine (SOAP) sensor. I want to check diskspace on virtual machines running in my vCenter.

Created on Oct 16, 2018 11:34:54 AM



The PRTG VMare sensors do not look into the VM, as we do not expect VMware tools to be installed in every VM to expose values such as disk utilization to the outside (through the ESXi server). So the VM would really have to be created as a device in PRTG.

Created on Oct 16, 2018 1:29:45 PM by  Torsten Lindner [Paessler Support]

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