Monitor VMware ESXi with SCOM

Sandro D'Incà 226 Reputation points

is there a free community-management-pack available for monitoring small VMware ESXi-environments (1-2 hosts for testing)?

we already found one community-MP:

but this MP is already 9 years old and i'm not sure, if it will work on newer scom-installations?

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  1. SChalakov 10,371 Reputation points MVP

    Hi Sandro (Sandro D'Incà),

    I would not recommend you using this particualr MP as it is know to cause some major performance issues.

    Unfortunately there isn't any other free alternative to that. I have seen many just doing some custom monitoring, discovering ESX hosts as netwok devices or sending SNMP traps from VMWare to SCOM, but all of those are pretty much just workarounds.

    If you need proper monitoring of VMWare then the MPs Xin referenced are the way to go. You will have to pay for them, but if you have a small environment, the cossts should be bearable.

    I hope I could help you out!

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    Stoyan Chalakov

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  2. XinGuo-MSFT 15,246 Reputation points


    What is your version of the VMware ESXi environment?

    For testing purposes, we can also try the following two management packs.