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.
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.