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Re: How does HP SIM work with ESXi to monitor HP hardware?

 
JoostdeHeer
Advisor

Re: How does HP SIM work with ESXi to monitor HP hardware?

VMware has a PDF about monitoring ESXi with SIM: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/VMware-ESXi-HPProLiantServers-WP-EN.pdf

 

In order to install the necessary agents on ESXi you need the HP agents, see http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/software/vmware/esxi-image.html

LGentile
Trusted Contributor

Re: How does HP SIM work with ESXi to monitor HP hardware?

Honestly, since we monitor VMware-specific events with other tools, I have "turned off" the VMware stuff in SIM and disabled the discovery of virtual guests when a host discovery is run.  I can't say there are good or bad points about this, we simply aren't using it.  For us, SIM is hardware only, as you have mentioned.  We didn't see a value in having guess in the database.. it just cluttered things up a bit.  

 

 

 

Server-Support
Super Advisor

Re: How does HP SIM work with ESXi to monitor HP hardware?

Yes that does make sense LGentile.

Best regards,
Server-Support
Super Advisor

Re: How does HP SIM work with ESXi to monitor HP hardware?

Thanks Joost, this is what I need to beef up and prepare my VMware environment.

Best regards,