Friday, September 26, 2008

VMware 3.5u2 Hardware Monitoring

In the ESX 3.5u2 release notes there is a brief blurb about the display of system health information:

"Display of System Health Information – More system health information is displayed in the VI Client for both ESX Server 3.5 and VMware ESX Server 3i."

I don't think that blurb did this feature justice.  

HealthStatus

Expanding some of the nodes shows a surprising level of detail.

healthstatus2 

healthstatus3

I think VMware definitely undersold this feature in the release notes.  

2 comments:

Carlo Costanzo said...

I totally agree. Even the basic hardware alarms are great!

http://www.vmwareinfo.com/2008/07/health-status-for-vmware-350-update-2.html

Carlo.

Virtu Alization said...

Vmware has improved greatly during the years, but it's far from perfect yet.