Monitoring vSphere/ESX Servers with VMs Hosting Server Applications

As already mentioned, eG Enterprise offers the VMware vSphere ESX model for monitoring those vSphere/ESX servers that have been configured with VMs on which critical server applications (eg., Oracle, WebLogic, IIS, etc.) have been deployed. Figure 1 depicts the VMware vSphere ESX server monitoring model.

Figure 1 : The VMware vSphere ESX server layer model

ESX 3, 3.5, ESXi, and vSphere servers can be monitored using this model.

The following topics discuss each of these layers in great detail.

The Hardware Layer

The Operating System Layer

The Network Layer

The Virtual Network Layer

The VM Processes Layer

The Outside View of VMs Layer

The Inside View of VMs Layer