Check VMware API nagios plugin

Overview

Check VMware API is a plugin developed by OP5 to primarily be used with OP5 Monitor, but can also be used in Naemon or Nagios installations, to monitor VMware ESX and vSphere servers. You can monitor either a single ESX(i)/vSphere server or a VMware VirtualCenter/vCenter Server and individual virtual machines. If you have a VMware cluster you should monitor the data center (VMware VirtualCenter/vCenter Server) and not the individual ESX/vSphere servers.

The plugin and check commands are included in OP5 Monitor, and the plugin can also be found on github.

The goal

The goal is to develop an powerful and detailed plugin to efficiently monitor VMware ESX and vSphere servers.

Get involved - Contribute to the Check VMware API project

It is easy to get involved in the project and to contribute!

  • Start using the plugin and if you like what you see, help by spreading the word on blogs and forums.
  • Post your comments and feedback at the bottom of this page
  • If you find a bug, please contact OP5 support.
  • If you miss any documentation or know how to solve an undocumented problem, please let us know.

Documentation

How To Monitor VMware ESX 3.x, ESXi, vSphere 4 and vCenter Server (for OP5 Monitor)