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VMware Plugin

Monitor, visualize and alert on your VMware virtual machines using the vSphere SDK with this TrueSight Pulse VMware API plugin.

Prerequisites
  • Supported OS: Linux, Windows, OS X
  • VMware vSphere 4.1 or later
  • TrueSight Pulse meter 4.2.4 or later
To install new meter go to 'Settings-> Installation' or see instructions.
To upgrade the meter to the latest version see instructions
 
Metrics Collected:
  • VMware_SYSTEM_CPU_USAGE_AVERAGE
  • VMware_SYSTEM_CPU_USAGE_MAXIMUM
  • VMware_SYSTEM_MEMORY_ACTIVE_MAXIMUM
  • VMware_SYSTEM_MEMORY_CONSUMED_AVERAGE
  • VMware_SYSTEM_DISK_READ_AVERAGE
  • VMware_SYSTEM_DISK_WRITE_AVERAGE
  • VMware_SYSTEM_NETWORK_BYTES_TX_AVERAGE
  • VMware_SYSTEM_NETWORK_BYTES_RX_AVERAGE
  • VMware_SYSTEM_NETWORK_PACKETS_TX_SUM
  • VMware_SYSTEM_NETWORK_PACKETS_RX_SUM
 
How To Install the VMware Plugin
 
Plugin Setup

Python 2.7
Python is required.  We support versions 2.7.5 to 2.7.11 (2.7.12 will not work).  For more information please see the plugin README.md.
 
For Windows
Add Python and Python scripts to PATH environment variable
 
1. Select Start, select Control Panel. double click System, and select the Advanced tab.
2. Click Environment Variables.
3. In the Edit System Variable (or New System Variable) window, specify the value (installed Python directory and "scripts" directory) of the PATH environment variable.
Example: C:\Python27\Scripts;C:\Python27\
4. Reopen Command prompt window, and check Python version.
c:\python --version
 
 
Installing the plugin
 
1) Log into the BMC TrueSight Pulse console.
 
2) Go to Settings > Plugins
 
3) Click on 'Get Plugins'.
 
4) Scroll to 'vmware' and click 'Install'.
 
 
5) Next, Pulse will provide a list of meters to associate to the plugin.  Please select a meter.  Now an "Add a plugin..." drop down box will display.  Please click and select 'vmware':
 
6) You will be prompted to "Add a vCenter".
 
7) You can select default settings or update per your configuration. The "host" value is the name to display in the legend for the metrics data. It should default to the hostname of the server.  Click "OK".  Below is a sample configuration.
 
 
8) The following dashboard will be created:
  • Virtual Machines Summary
 
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