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How to Monitor VMWare ESX Servers from Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 (SCOM)


Jonathan has a really good post and link to a .PDF file here he’s done some great work to pull together a document on how to monitor your ESX hosts from SCOM.

Thanks Jonathan – will definitely be looking at this in more detail in the next couple of weeks!

4 responses to “How to Monitor VMWare ESX Servers from Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 (SCOM)

  1. private00 April 17, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Both mirrors are down… 😦

  2. andrewstaflin December 17, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Does it really worth it that much to purchase Virtual Center? Would it be worth it to purchase Virtual center
    If I don’t upgrade my VI3 from standard to Enterprise. The post above cheered me up a lot into buying it, but it did not
    mention what it will give & not give in standard edition.

  3. vmwarevirtualmachine January 2, 2009 at 10:22 am


    we are considering to buy a VMware Virtual Center.
    We have two servers running VMware Standard edition.
    Do you believe it will be worth it? Or do we have to
    upgrade our VMware licenses to Enterprise before upgrading
    virtual center to make it worth it. I had just read the
    following article
    VMware virtual center real value

    • vinf January 13, 2009 at 3:24 pm

      Guess it depends what you need to do with your ESX environment, IMHO Virtual Centre is very useful if you have an environment that changes a lot and you need template OS’es that you can deploy quickly from, if your environment is pretty static and you can do performance/availability monitoring of VMs from something else like BigBrother for example then it’s not an absolute requirement.

      if you want the more enterprise end features like HA and DRS etc. you need shared storage and the ESX Ent. Edition licences anyway.

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