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VMware ESXi 4.x

Connector file name: MS_HW_VMwareESX4i.hdf

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This connector provides hardware monitoring through the VMware ESXi implementation of SMASH, through the WBEM protocol.


Typical platform: VMware ESXi

Operating systems: Out-of-Band, Linux


Leverages: WBEM

Technology and protocols: WBEM

Connector Activation Criteria

The VMware ESXi 4.x connector will be automatically activated, and its status will be reported as OK if all the below criteria are met:

  • The WBEM query below to the managed host succeeds:
    • Namespace: root/cimv2
    • WQL Query: SELECT MajorVersion FROM VMware_HypervisorSoftwareIdentity
    • Result contains: ^[4567] (regex)


Object Type Discovered Properties Collected Parameters
  • Model
  • Serial Number
  • Type
  • Vendor
  • Power Consumption
    • Status
    Processor (MS_HW_CPU)
    • Maximum Speed
    • Model
    • Status
    Fan (MS_HW_FAN)
    • Alarm Threshold
    • Speed Percent Alarm Threshold
    • Speed
    • Speed Percent
    • Status
    Memory Module (MS_HW_MEMORY)
      • Status
      Network Card, FC Port (MS_HW_NETWORK)
      • Device Type
      • Physical Address
      • Physical Address Type
      • Duplex Mode
      • Link Speed
      • Link Status
      • Status
      Power Supply (MS_HW_POWERSUPPLY)
        • Status
        Temperature Sensor (MS_HW_TEMPERATURE)
        • Alarm Threshold
        • Warning Threshold
        • Status
        • Temperature
        Voltage Sensor (MS_HW_VOLTAGE)
        • Lower Threshold
        • Upper Threshold
        • Status
        • Voltage
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