My question is how to monitor with Nagios, the performance and availiability (machine stopped) of several virtual hosts running in a ESX. All plugins I've found are for 3.x API, running commands or with SNMP, but none of these methods are valid with the Vmware ESX 5.0

  • If you're asking "How do I monitor the ESX hosts?", the answer is in the duplicate we've pointed you to. If you're asking "How do I monitor the virtual machines?" cross out the word virtual and see if you know the answer (treat them just like any physical host). – voretaq7 Nov 27 '13 at 20:20

The CIM health checking python scripts all still work but the user must be an Administrator in ESXi.

Otherwise you can always monitor the virtual servers/services themselves.

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