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VMware VM Monitor and Server Monitor Integration

Site24x7 VMware Monitoring is an agentless monitoring system that monitors the entire vSphere infrastructure. Site24x7 Server Monitoring is purely agent-based and provides metrics at the guest OS level. View a comparison.

If you're monitoring your VMware virtual machines (VMs) via both Site24x7 VMware Monitoring and the server agent, you can integrate both for a unified view of VM metrics, as well as guest OS metrics. 

Benefits of Integration

By integrating your VM and server monitors, you'll be able to view the following additional metrics for your VMware VM monitor:

  • CPU, memory, thread count, and handle count of all your Windows services.
  • User role, CPU and memory use, number of instances, thread count, and handle count of all your processes.
  • Additional guest OS network-level metrics like data sent, data received, packets sent, packets received, and bandwidth.

You can also perform URL checks, port checks, file checks, directory checks, and NFS checks. You will also receive support for Site24x7 AppLogs.

Supported Server Agent and On-Premise Poller Versions

The integration is supported only by the following versions:

Read our knowledge base article to learn more about agent upgrades. You can also bulk upgrade the agents. 

Steps to Integrate

To integrate, your VM should be monitored both via the server agent and Site24x7 VMware Monitoring. 

  1. Log in to your Site24x7 account.
  2. Go to the VMware tab. 
  3. Click on the desired VM monitor name.
  4. Go to the Processes tab.
  5. Click Integrate.

If your VM isn't monitored using the server agent, you need to download the server agent and add a server monitor. Once installed, your server monitor will automatically integrate with the VMware VM monitor.

Steps to Disintegrate

To disintegrate, follow the steps below:

  1. In the Site24x7 web client, go to VMware > VMware Resources > Virtual Machine.
  2. Hover on the hamburger icon (three horizontal lines) to the right of the intended VM monitor > click Disintegrate.

Post disintegrating, you will be able to see the disintegrated server monitor in the server monitors list page (Server > Server Monitor > Servers).

Licensing

Please note that licensing will remain the same; monitoring via two different methods will consume two basic monitor licenses, but you’ll get a unified view of different monitoring metrics in a single tab.

Video

Watch this quick tutorial to learn how you can integrate your VM with the server agent.

 
 
 
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