Datastore (VMware) service
The Datastore (VMware) service monitors the storage location for virtual machine files on ESXi servers.
SolarWinds N-central uses the CIM services and ports for monitoring. MOB access is also required for this service.
The agent can monitor up to 100 datastores.
If your ESX/ESXi server is operating on either Dell or HP hardware, it is strongly recommended that you install the Dell or HP Offline Bundle before the Windows probe discovers the ESX/ESXi server.
|Instances on a Device||100|
vCenter, ESX or ESXi 4.x, 5.x and later.
ESXi 3.5 is not supported.
|Device Class||Server - ESXi|
|Monitored By||Windows probes|
|Scan Interval||5 minutes|
|Datastore Name||The name of the monitored Datastore.|
This service cannot use Self Healing.
To access information on the Datastores on your ESXi server, use a browser to access the following URL:
Note that the Managed Object Browser (MOB) by default may be disabled and you may need to enable this feature.
|Total Disk Space (GB)||The total size of the datastore.|
|Disk Space Used (GB)||The amount of space currently in use on the datastore.|
|Disk Space Free (GB)||The amount of space that is currently unoccupied on the datastore.|
|Disk Usage (%)||The amount of space currently unoccupied on the datastore expressed as a percentage of the total space.|
|List of Snapshots||A list of the record files that store configuration data for ESXi servers at particular points in time.|
|Guests||The virtual machine guest operating systems currently configured on the ESXi server.|
|Total Disk Space used by all Virtual Machine files (GB)||The amount of space is taken from the size property of the "VirtualMachineFileLayoutExFileInfo" class. The total size is in bytes, and includes all virtual machine files including the original snapshot.|
|Total Disk Space used by Snapshot Overhead files (GB)||The amount of space currently used by all snapshot files since the original snapshot but not including the original snapshot.|
|Oldest Snapshot||The name of the snapshot record files that have the oldest creation date and time.|