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vSphere ESXi MOB Monitoring

Requires Opsview Cloud or Opsview Monitor 6.2

This Host Template is part of the Vmware Vsphere Opspack

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Host Template: OS - VMware vSphere ESXi Generic MOB

Monitor generic ESXi metrics via raw Managed Object Browser (MOB) paths.

See all of the Opsview's virtualization monitoring solutions at VMware Monitoring.

This Host Template includes the following Service Checks:

Service Check Name Description Default Thresholds (Warning, Critical) UOM
vSphere - Generic - MOB Path Metric Monitor generic MOB paths. N/A N/A

Usage Instructions

Step 1: Add this Host Template

Add the OS - VMware vSphere ESXi Generic MOB 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_MOB_GENERIC

MOB Paths must identify exact data inside the Managed Object Browser - e.g. rootFolder.childEntity[0].hostFolder.childEntity[0].host[0].summary.quickStats.uptime

Parameter Position in Variable Name Description
Opsview UI Only Value Service Check Name The name of your Generic Service Check
--esxi-generic-mob-labels Arg1 Generic MOB Labels Comma separated labels for generic ESXi Managed Object Browser paths
--esxi-generic-mob-paths Arg2 Generic MOB Paths Comma separated generic ESXi Managed Object Browser paths
--esxi-generic-mob-uoms Arg3 Generic MOB UOMs Comma separated units of measurement for generic ESXi Managed Object Browser paths

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 - MOB Path Metric ESXiGeneric.MOB.Paths

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

vSphere MOB Service Checks