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vSphere Generic Performance Counter

Requires Opsview 6.2

This Host Template is part of the Vmware Vsphere Opspack

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Host Template: OS - VMware vSphere ESXi Generic Performance Counter

Monitor generic ESXi metrics via the PerfManager object with performance counters.

This Host Template includes the following Service Checks:

Service Check Name Description Default Thresholds (Warning, Critical) UOM
vSphere - Generic - Perf Counter Metric Monitor generic Performance Counters. N/A N/A

Usage Instructions



Step 1: Add this Host Template

Add the OS - VMware vSphere ESXi Generic Performance Counter Host Template to your Opsview Monitor host. If the resource you're monitoring has no hostname or public IP, then open the Advanced settings pane and change Host Check Command to Always assumed to be UP.

For more information, refer to Opsview Knowledge Center - Adding Host Templates to Hosts.



Step 2: Add and configure variables required for this Host Template

The Service Checks in this Host Template use the following variables, and they will be added to your Opsview Monitor instance when you import the Opspack:

VSPHERE_ESXI_HOST_NAME

| Parameter | Position in Variable | Name | Description | |:---------:|:--------------------:|:-----|:------------| | Opsview UI Only | Value | ESXi Host Display Name | Display Name for ESXi Host Service Checks | | --esxi-hostname | Arg1 | ESXi Host Name | Name of the ESXi Host |

VSPHERE_ESXI_CREDENTIALS

| Parameter | Position in Variable | Name | Description | |:---------:|:--------------------:|:-----|:------------| | --esxi-username | Arg1 | ESXi Username | Username for the ESXi Host | | --esxi-password | Arg2 | ESXi Password | Password for the ESXi Host |

VSPHERE_ESXI_PC_GENERIC

Entities must be in the form <entity-type>.<entity-id> - e.g. VirtualMachine.1.
Performance Counters must be in the form <groupInfo.key>.<nameInfo.key>.<rollupType> - e.g. disk.read.average.
This information can be extracted from the Managed Object Browser.

| Parameter | Position in Variable | Name | Description | |:---------:|:--------------------:|:-----|:------------| | Opsview UI Only | Value | Service Check Name | The name of your Generic Service Check | | --esxi-generic-pc-entities | Arg1 | Generic PerfCounter Entities | Comma separated entities for generic ESXi Performance Counters | | --esxi-generic-pc-labels | Arg2 | Generic PerfCounter Labels | Comma separated labels for generic ESXi Performance Counters | | --esxi-generic-pc-counters | Arg3 | Generic PerfCounter Counters | Comma separated generic ESXi Performance Counters | | --esxi-generic-pc-uoms | Arg4 | Generic PerfCounter UOMs | Comma separated units of measurement for generic ESXi Performance Counters |

VSPHERE_VC_CREDENTIALS

This variable is optional and only required to allow for enhanced error handling when carrying out Service Checks.

Parameter Position in Variable Name Description
--vcenter-username Arg1 vCenter Username Username for vCenter instance
--vcenter-password Arg2 vCenter Password Password for vCenter instance
--vcenter-server Arg3 vCenter Instance Name Name of the vCenter instance


For more information, refer to Opsview Knowledge Center - Adding Variables to Hosts.

For mode-specific help, run the plugin with the -h -m <mode> flags. This will list the required and optional Variable Arguments for that mode. The appropriate mode for each Service Check is listed here:

Service Check Name Mode
vSphere - Generic - Perf Counter Metric ESXiGeneric.Perf.Counters

SSL Certificates

Additionally, you can use the following variable to pass in your SSL certificates for use when connecting to the service provider to gather metrics:

VSPHERE_CERTIFICATES

Parameter Position in Variable Name Description
--ca-path Arg1 CA Certificate Path Path to the CA Certificate
--client-cert Arg2 Client Certificate Path Path to the Client Certificate
--client-key Arg3 Client Key Path Path to the Client Key



Step 3: Apply changes and the system will now be monitored

View Output

v1.3-opsview-6

ODI-3901 Fix bugs

  • ODI-3740 vSphere-Guest-Memory Used Bug
  • ODI-3901 Fix health checks returning critical

v1.1-opsview-6

ODI-3727 Vmware-vSphere Opspack

Update for Vmware-vSphere Opspack

v1.0-opsview-6

ODI-2906 Vmware-vSphere Opspack

Initial release for Vmware-vSphere Opspack