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
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
Grab the Hardware Health of your VMware vSphere ESXi Host
Here is RC1 of my ESX Health Script for the XYmon monitoring server, not to be compared to the ESXi script going around for VM and Snapshot Health. ESXHealth monitors the physical health of the hardware running the ESX hyper-visor This script uses the xymoncgimsg.cgi to send status reports from a remote network to your XYmon Display Server thus allowing you 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
So you have a standalone ESXi host or 2 that needs to be patched with the latest updates coming out of VMWare and you do not have a VCenter or are otherwise using the VMWare Update Manager. Here is the basic steps to get you updated and all patched up.
Here are the steps to getting your… Continue reading