OpsMgr 2007 vCenter Management Pack b253

Hey all. I’ve updated my homebrew vCenter management pack. It’s quite beastly, and has the following features:

  • Diagrams your datacenters, clusters, hosts, and datastores.
  • Pulls a bunch host performance data.
  • Receives syslog events from the hosts (if set-up).
  • Pulls vCenter events.

I’m using this to track down some performance issues and warnings on my vCenter cluster. Getting this to work in your environment will be difficult, so please leave comments if you have a problem. I’ll answer as best I can. Future versions will generate alerts on discovery of misconfiguration. For now, check your vcenter server and opsmgr server ‘Operations Manager’ event logs. But, to get started check out the instructions on my previous post here: Operations Manager 2007 vCenter Management Pack (pre-alpha) .

Download: JPPacks.VMWare.vCenter (b253)


Enable SNMP on ESXi 4.1

Just a quick post. I spent some time trying to figure out how to enable SNMP on ESXi 4.1, and finally found this forum post


  1. Download and Install vSphere CLI. Note, this is different than PowerCLI and the VI Toolkit.

The Process:

  1. Run vSphereCLI and use the following commands:
    1. vicfg-snmp.pl --server <esxiHost> --username root --targets <SNMPReceiverIPAddr>@162/<TrapCommunityString>
    2. vicfg-snmp.pl --server <esxiHost> --username root --communities <ReadCommunityString>
    3. vicfg-snmp.pl --server <esxiHost> --username root --enable
    4. vicfg-snmp.pl --server <esxiHost> --username root --show