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VMware Hardware Monitoring

Monitor your ESX/ESXi hardware sensors like cables, systemboards, and Bios and get detailed analysis including the status and count of all the hardware sensors.


Adding a VMware Hardware Monitor

While adding a VMware ESX/ESXi monitor, the Discover and Auto-add Resources setting is set to Yes by default for the Hardware option. Due to this, hardware resources are automatically discovered and added for monitoring (as a VMware Hardware monitor).  

For an existing VMware ESX/ESXi monitor:

  1. In the Site24x7 web client, go to VMware > VMware Resources > ESX/ESXi Host. Click on the ESX/ESXi monitor for which you want to monitor the hardware sensors.
  2. Hover on the hamburger icon beside the monitor display name and click Edit.
  3. In the Edit VMware ESX/ESXi Monitor page, toggle Yes for the option Hardware under Discover and Auto-add Resources. By default, the Discover and Auto-add Resources setting is set to Yes for the Hardware option, and the available hardware sensors will be automatically discovered and added for monitoring. Alternatively, you can choose the sensors that require monitoring. Learn more.
  4. Save your changes.

You can also discover hardware sensors for multiple ESX/ESXi hosts in one go using the VMware Discovery Options under Admin > Inventory > Bulk Action.

Polling: You can choose how would you prefer your monitors to be polled—via VMware vCenter or the individual VMware ESX/ESXi host credential. Learn more about VMware polling.


Before October 31, 2021, hardware-related metrics were displayed under the ESX/ESXi Host monitor. After October 31, 2021, the VMware ESXi hardware monitor was introduced, and the existing hardware metrics were moved under VMware > VMware Resources > ESX Hardware.


50 hardware sensors will be considered one basic monitor.

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