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VMware: Install HP NMI Sourcing Driver for VMware ESX/ESXi 4.1

March 10th, 2011 4 comments

VMware introduced the capability to register for NMI events in ESX/ESXi 4.1 kernel.

HP is providing the HP NMI Driver (hpnmi) that will work with ESX/ESXi 4.1 kernel to log NMI info to HP Integrated Management Log (IML). Also ESX 4.1 kernel halts the server with PSOD – “Panic requested by 3rd party NMI handlers” to capture a kernel crash dump on panic after an NMI event is received.

If ESX/ESXi 4.1 does not have the HP NMI driver installed and in the event of a hardware fault, HP ProLiant systems may not shutdown due to the NMI event. The NMI event will be logged in the kernel logs and the system will continue execution.

Installation:

esxupdate –bundle=hp-nmi-bundle-1.1.02.zip update

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VMware: Install in NagiosXI the VMware Plugin including VMware SDK

October 3rd, 2010 2 comments

I’m running NagiosXI in my testlab, to monitor my ESX hosts/VM’s I need to install the Nagios VMware Plugin. What did I do to realize the VMware host monitoring:

You need to install the SDK software.. download the VMware vSphere™ SDK for Perl download version: vSphere SDK for Perl – 32-bit Linux Installer because Nagios is running on a Linux 32-bit VM.

– Upload (with WinSCP) the extracted folder to the Nagios VM /tmp/ ;
– Dir to the folder: vmware-vsphere-cli-distrib ;
– Install the SDK: ./vmware-install.pl

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VMware: RVTools Version 2.8 new release

January 31st, 2010 No comments

Latest Version: 2.8 | January 31, 2010

RVTools is a windows .NET 2.0 application which uses the VI SDK 2.5 to display information about your virtual machines and ESX hosts. Interacting with VirtualCenter 2.5, ESX 3.5, ESX3i or ESX4i RVTools is able to list information about cpu, memory, disks, nics, cd-rom, floppy drives, snapshots, VMware tools, ESX hosts, datastores, switches, ports and health checks. With RVTools you can disconnect the cd-rom or floppy drives from the virtual machines and RVTools is able to list the current version of the VMware Tools installed inside each virtual machine. and update them to the latest version

Whats new:

  • On vHost tab field "# VMs" now only powered on VMs are counted.

  • On vHost tab field "VMs per core" now only powered on VMs are counted.

  • On vHost tab field "vCPUs per core" now only powered on VMs are counted.

  • On vDatastore tab field "# VMs" now only calculated for VM’s which are powered on.

  • Health check "Number of running virtual CPUs per core" now only powered on VMs are counted.

  • Health check "Number of running VMs per datastore" now only powered on VMs are counted.

  • During Installation there will be an application event source created for RVTools. This to fix some security related problems.

  • Some users run into a timeout exception from the SDK Web server. The default web service timeout value is now changed to a higher value.

  • New fields on vHost tab: NTP Server(s), time zone information, Hyper Threading information (available and active), Boot time, DNS Servers, DHCP flag, Domain name and DNS Search order

  • New Health Check: Inconsistent folder names.

  • Improved exception handling on vDisk, vSwitch and vPort tab pages.

  • Download: here

    Information: here

    Source: here

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    VMware: Create performance logging with ‘esxtop’ and view with ‘perfmon’ – Part 1

    January 21st, 2010 No comments

    You can monitor/check your ESX performance with esxtop, by generating a share to your vCenter Server and view the results with Perfmon you can follow this article.

    Create Credentials:

    1. I created a new share on my vCenter 2003 on E:\Logging\

    2. I created a new user with username: Logging and password: Logging

    3. On the new created folder I add the Logging account with full permissions to the security rights:

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    VMware: Xtravirt vLogView 1.0.4.0

    January 21st, 2010 No comments

    Xtravirt published vLogView 1.0.4.0, with this tool you can view/search easy in VMware ESX events, by connecting vCenter server you can add multiple hosts and download the logfiles for some troubleshooting.

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    VMware: Veeam Monitor 4.0 for VMware

    June 2nd, 2009 No comments

    Monitor 4.0 vSphere header

    Veeam Monitor 4.0 and Veeam Monitor Free Edition 4.0!
    This new version of Veeam Monitor includes:

    • Support for VMware vSphere 4
    • Storage monitoring
    • Hardware monitoring
    • And more new features requested by customers like you
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    Cisco:Bandwidth Monitoring Tool: Fireplotter

    March 5th, 2009 No comments

    Wij constateren performance issues op de WAN interface maar de oorzaak is niet duidelijk. Men klaagt over traag internet maar toch blijft het moeilijk om het e.e.a. uit te lezen waar en wie nou die bandbreedte weg trekt.

    De applicatie Fireplotter kan d.m.v. SSH of Telnet een connectie opzetten naar je Cisco PIX/ASA

    Here you can select Cisco ASA/PIX or FortiNet FortiGate firewall type

    Na enige periode te hebben gelogged krijg je een beeld met wie / wat performance wegneemt van je bandbreedte.

    As an aside, notice, that if you click on the word Sessions at the top of the Session column

    Indien je meer wilt weten over een bepaald protocol waar je veer verkeer over ziet lopen kan je op het protocol dubbelkikken, vervolgens krijg je te zien welke commincatie naar [destination] gaat:

     Notice what the active filters are displaying in the Status Bar

    In folder C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\FirePlotter\ staan logbestanden aangemaakt door Fireplotter. Denk aan connectie logs en firewall configuratie.

     

    Meer informatie: http://www.fireplotter.info/content/view/44/51

    Download trial: FirePlotter Version 1.41 

    Training video: FirePlotter Training Video – 3 minutes

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    Sander Daems is founder and author of this blog and working as a Sr. Infrastructure Consultant by IT-Value. Sander has over 10 years experience in IT, primary focus: virtualization, storage and SBC

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