It looks like there are 3 VMware zenpacks available. Does anyone have a favorite for monitoring a 5 node ESXi 5.0 cluster? I am monitoring the individual guests already, but not the overall performance of the host.
This one looks like a pretty good one:
But I thought I would check with the community on your experience.
Yes, this one is the most commonly used one. It works well for me with ESXi 4.1, as long as the API hasn't changed too drastically I can't imagine it not working on ESXi 5.
I agree. Eric Enns' ESXi ZenPack has worked well for me.
Make sure you follow the pre-req chain carefully as it does also need the vSphere SDK installing on your Zenoss server.
Also read the many comments. If you work in an environment where you have a solid DNS and Zenoss uses that, then it should be straightforward. Otherwise read the comments about names. Feel free to come back if you have issues in this area.
What is the easiest way to test if it working? I installed all the prerequisites and followed the directions. The host is added, but I do not see any details. It just looks like a plain device with no SNMP.
--Never mind. It looks like the VMware SDK 5 hadn't really installed properly. I thought the output was telling me I just needed to install a particular package manually. I didn't realize it was implying the entire install had failed. These steps got me past it:
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