System Center Operations Manager by Jonathan Hambrook

September 11, 2007

Monitoring VMWare ESX using a SCOM

Filed under: Architecture, Microsoft, SCOM 2007, VMWare — opsmgr @ 1:53 pm

Monitoring VMWare ESX with SCOM isn’t a hard thing, however getting correct and relivent information in a clean and easy way can be. This guide I have compiled with VMWare should provide the mechanics of setting up monitoring between VMWare ESX and SCOM.

— UPDATE : If you have trouble with the link its due my limit being reached. I will add a secondary site ASAP. Wasn’t prepared for the responce —
Download Here:
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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:

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