NIC Status (VMware) service
The NIC Status (VMware) service monitors NICs on ESXi servers.
SolarWinds N-central uses the CIM services and ports for monitoring.
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|
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|
|NIC ID||The unique identifier of the monitored NIC.|
This service cannot use Self Healing.
To access information about the NICs 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.
|Enabled State||Indicates whether the NIC has been enabled or disabled.|
|Enabled State Description||n/a|
|Is the NIC Using Full-Duplex?||Indicates whether the NIC is in full-duplex mode or not.|
|NIC Speed (Mbps)||The total data transfer rate, in megabytes/second, of the NIC.|
|Data Receive Rate||The transfer rate, in bytes/second, that the NIC receives data.|
|Data Transmit Rate||The transfer rate, in bytes/second, that the NIC transmits data.|
|Dropped Packets (Received)||The number of data packets lost during the reception of data by the NIC.|
|Dropped Packets (Transmitted)||The number of data packets lost during the transmission of data by the NIC.|