I have a ESXi 5.1 host with 3 Hard Disk (1 SSD, 2 Magnetic) and I want to monitor them, especially for the S.M.A.R.T Data, that is critical and preannunce an HDD break.

Since I'm really unfamiliar with ESXi (i think is red-hat based?) and this is a productive environment, I asked here to get an advise/tutorial/how-to to do this on my system.

How can I install a zabbix S.M.A.R.T data monitor on the ESXi for these disks?

My Disks (i think it doesn't matter) are:


you should look for the wbem protocol to monitor your esxi look at this plugin

This script is a Nagios plugin to monitor the hardware of ESX and ESXi servers. It can also be used as standalone script to check the hardware - Nagios isn't necessary to run it. The plugin is written in python, so you need to have python installed

usage : ./check_esxi_hardware.py -H esxi-server-ip -U username -P mypass [-V -i -v -p -I xx]

Though vmware need to recognize the hardware to be able to monitor it.

  • Seems good enough to me. I Mark this as solved, since solves my question.
    – CappyT
    Jun 9 '15 at 8:40

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