System Center Operations Manager by Jonathan Hambrook

August 16, 2007

Monitoring VMWare ESX Hardware

Filed under: News, SCOM 2007, VMWare — opsmgr @ 3:57 pm

UPDATE: To answer the questions of many of you who are looking forward to the release of this document here are some high level details.

The document I am writing will cover the usage of SysLogs, SNMP for the monitoring of ESX and the Hardware layer. It will be step-by-step with reasoning behind why steps have been performed in this way. Its not a definitive way but its the easiest way to get imediate visablity of your ESX and ESX Hardware. I will not be releaseing the document until its launched at VM World in September but will be available for download on the 13th September 07.

I thank you all for your interest in this and I hope it will help when its released.


Today I had a very interesting meeting with Mike Bookey from VMWARE (Australia) about monitoring the hardware layer via MOM or SCOM. I am working on these very tidy techniques that he has proposed and will be launching at VM World 2007!I suggest if you are using VM then you should get to VM World 2007 from September 11 – 13 in San Francisco, California USA. Also keep your eyes posted here as I will be providing links to the VM Doco’s once released.To register visit:



  1. Hello,

    We are very excited about the possibility of SCOM 2007 monitoring VMWare ESX!

    Thank you,

    Comment by Ali — August 15, 2007 @ 10:18 pm

  2. I am writing the Technical Doco for this and will be able to post if after its release at VM World in San Fran so look for it here then. However this is not a Management Pack, its the Method of monitoring your ESX hardware layer. As other manufactures have produced Managament Packs to look after the VMWare application itself.

    Comment by opsmgr — August 16, 2007 @ 2:46 am

  3. request step-by-step with reasoning to setup ESX to MOM 2005 and soon 2007

    Comment by ronald kennedy — October 6, 2007 @ 9:40 am

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