Core features of Vmware-Monitor for Xymon (VMX)

  • central configuration of VMware-monitoring on the Xymon server
  • perfect integration with Xymon/Hobbit monitoring system
  • easy, quick and clean (non-intrusive) installation
  • ressource friendly: low monitoring overhead due to non-forking design on the server-side and minimized disk-access to avoid I/O problems

Easy to deploy

  • no modification on VMware hosts needed (no support/warranty implications)
  • uses official method provided by VMware (again: support-friendly)

Metrics for each Virtual Machine (VM)

  • number of vCPUs configured
  • current CPU usage
  • amount of memory configured for the VM
  • current memory usage
  • vmware-tools status

Metrics for each VMware host (ESX/ESXi)

  • CPU usage
  • memory usage
  • warning if a host is in maintainance-mode
  • warning if the reboot-needed flag is set
  • tracking of VM start/stop/move on each VMware host (no matter if the VM was moved by vmotion, DRS, manually added/removed). So it’s possible to easily determine when a VM was started or stopped on (or moved to) a particular host.
  • vMEM/pMEM-ratio, i.e. how much of the physically available RAM is assigned to the running VMs per VMware host
  • overall status and list of the currently running VMs (with CPU-, RAM- and vmware-tools status)

Cluster overview

One-click overview/summary of the complete monitored VMware environment on a single page with the following data:

  • total number of monitored VMware hosts
  • total of available and used CPU resources
  • total of available and used RAM resources
  • total number of running VMs
  • total number of running vCPUs
  • for each monitored VMware host: one overview-line with the following metrics is available:

    • number of running VMs (and vCPUs)
    • available CPU and RAM-resources
    • current CPU- and RAM-usage
    • total CPU (MHz) available
    • software version/patch-level
    • CPU model