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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.

Service Type ESXi
Instances on a Device 100
Supported Systems/Applications

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:

https://<IP_address_of_ESXi_server>/mob/?moid=ha-host&doPath=config.network

Note that the Managed Object Browser (MOB) by default may be disabled and you may need to enable this feature.

Metric Name Description
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.