I am using Centreon to monitore our VMs.

I've also VM backups done on the ESXi (5.5.0) with ghettoVCB and sent to a NAS mounted on NFS.

Now I would like to monitore those backups with a home made script that would parse ghettoVCB logs and send the result to my monitoring server. $ So for that I want to install the NRPE daemon on the esxi in order to run that script from my monitoring server once a day.

Is that a good idea, knowing that nrpe is a daemon that would run everytime and consume resources and also security wise?

Any other idea to monitore the backups ?


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    Installing anything on esxi is a great way for vmware to refuse to honour your service contract – Tom O'Connor Feb 3 '17 at 20:08
  • Really? You mean we aren't supposed to install anything on an ESXi ? What other option do we have then ? – keegita gina Feb 6 '17 at 10:24
  • ESXi has a SNMP server built in. You use that. – Tom O'Connor Feb 6 '17 at 10:40
  • Okay thank you. trying to extend snmp to run custom scripts on esxi but there is no conf file snmpd.conf or snmp.conf on the ESXI, even though I enabled the snmp service. How do one configure snmp to run custom scrips on ESXI? That's another thread I guess. – keegita gina Feb 6 '17 at 13:57
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    Okay I found a better idea: mount the backup destination in read only on my monitoring server and monitore the results from there. Thanks! ( How do I close this thread? :/) – keegita gina Feb 6 '17 at 16:24

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