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How to detect VM instance OS

Cheah Tat Yeong
Occasional Advisor

How to detect VM instance OS

We have several VMWare ESX virtual instances running. I understand that you need VMM to be able to monitor these virtual instance properly.

What I would like to know is whether it is possible for HP SIM to detect the OS version on these Virtual instances without VSS. Currently, these instances is shown as Unknown, and blank under the OS Name field.

3 REPLIES
Rob Buxton
Honored Contributor

Re: How to detect VM instance OS

That can depend on the OS.
You can use wbem for getting info on Windows servers.
SNMP can be used for other OSes.
Cheah Tat Yeong
Occasional Advisor

Re: How to detect VM instance OS

These VM instances are running Windows Server and I already have SNMP enabled on these VM instances. is HP SIM able to detect the Windows OS version via SNMP? If so, how?
Rob Buxton
Honored Contributor

Re: How to detect VM instance OS

I think so yes.
Just like for a physical server SNMP needs to be configured to have the HPSIM server as an allowed host and the community names need to be correct.