VMWare ESX Hardware Health monitor for Labtech

On August 22, 2016, in Projects, Raves, Scripting, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

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Plugins4LabTech has created a new plugin that will monitor the CIM data announced by the hardware running VMWare ESX software. We can report on any hardware that follows CIM standards and makes it’s hardware statuses known to VMWare. This simple to use plugin deploys in just minutes and can be setup by anyone with little or no  knowledge of LabTech… Continue reading

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LabTech ESXI Host Hardware Monitor

On April 2, 2014, in How-to, Projects, Scripting, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

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NEW ->LabTech ESXi Hardware Monitor v2.1

Squidwork’s ESX Hardware monitor is a set of scripts, a custom group and search for Labtech that will monitor the CIM data provided through the VMWare API for ESX 4 and 5. The probe will launch hourly and report back to Labtech any hardware failure or warning. The script will email an… Continue reading

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[Solved] ESX VM shutdown stopped at 95% – VM fails to restart

On February 13, 2013, in How-to, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

We have several customers on sketchy hardware and on occasion the VM crash due to a SCSI card issue with the mother board used, that aside we have from time to time a need to force a hard reboot of the server running in a VM. Some times it works great and sometimes we have a lockup at 95% and have to force a kill of process that runs the VM… Continue reading

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[Kaseya Agent Procedure] VMWare ESXi Hardware Health Monitor

On November 16, 2012, in Scripting, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

VMWare ESXi Hardware Health Monitor Script

From the skunk works here at Squidworks comes another great monitoring script for Kaseya.

 

 

This script uses the SDK provided by VMWare to query the  ESX host and return a good or bad variable.  If the hardware test fails then the script grabs the log of the test and uploads it to… Continue reading

 

So you want to access your VMware ESX 5 host over SNMP? Here is the quick steps to get Dell OpenManage and SNMP on your ESX 5 host up and running fast.  You will need the VIB’s from Dell, also will need to download and install the VMware CLI client for accessing ESX hosts from remote… Continue reading

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VMware ESX 4 -> Failed to update disk partition information.

After creating a new LUN on a Dell MD3000i, I wanted to add the new iSCSI LUN to my ESXi server. Everything went fine, the LUN was presented and the Add storage wizard has found the new LUN. But when i wanted to complete the wizard, the following error came up:

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