Thanks to the innovative patterns developed in Sentinet3, it is possible to monitor at the same time hundreds of parameters for more complex servers with a simple click.
In this article we will show you what you can do on VmWare servers and their virtual machines.

The monitoring extends from the overall consumption of resources and workload data for hosts, clusters, and datastore up to the level of individual VM and applications running on them.

IT administrators can use the “Sentinet3 VmWare Server Pattern” to discover their entire virtual infrastructure and the "state of health" of individual machines.
With the support of this Pattern it is possible to dynamically discover all the virtual machines on any ESX Server and data will be continually updated to keep pace with the resources reallocated quickly and moved, a typical behavior of a virtualized deployment. A practical aid to troubleshooting, thanks to the system of alarms which Sentinet3 is equipped with, able to send SMS and/or email if the machine exceeds the threshold values .

“Sentinet3 VmWare Server Pattern” checks the following parameters:

Server ESX

  • Reachability of the machine
  • Swap memory swap usage
  • Mem physical memory usage percentage
  • Overhead_mem checks the cost Mb Ram due to virtualization
  • Cpu cpu usage persentage
  • NetUsage checks the net usage
  • Net_receive checks incoming throughput in KBs
  • Net_send checks the outgoing throughput in KBs
  • IO_queue checks IO write cache
  • Health checks cpu/storage/memory/sensors
  • Temperature checks temperature
  • StatusVM VmWare machine and status list
  • Nic checks the network card
  • IO_write_latency checks the write latency calculated in MS
  • IO_read_latency checks the read latency calculated in MS

VM machines

  • Cpu_usage checks cpu usage percentage
  • Mem_usage checks memory usage percentage
  • Mem_active Returns the value in MB of active memory
  • Mem_Swap checks the memory swap usage
  • Net_Usage checks network traffic
  • Io_usage Restores the value in MB of the device I / O
  • Vm_state Restores the state of the Virtual Machine
  • Net_receive Restores the incoming throughput in KBs
  • Cpu_wait Restores the CPU wait time in ms
  • Net_sent Restores the outgoing throughput in KBs
  • IO_read Restores the disk read latency in ms
  • IO_write Restores the disk write latency in ms
  • runtime_tools Restores the status of VMware Tools
  • runtime_issues Restores any host problems
  • runtime_connection Restores the runtime status of the connection
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