Virtual Machine Monitoring
Monitoring VMware environment
VMware monitoring support in Zabbix includes the possibility of automatically discovering hypervisors and virtual machines as well as monitoring VMware vCenter and vSphere installations for various hypervisor and virtual machine properties and statistics.
Zabbix can use a low-level discovery rule to automatically discover VMware hypervisors and virtual machines. To automate the process fully, host prototypes are first created with the low-level discovery rule. When virtual machines are discovered, the information received is used to turn these prototypes into real hosts. Discovered hosts belong to an existing host and take the IP of the existing host for the host configuration.
The default dataset in Zabbix also offers several ready-to-use templates for monitoring VMware vCenter and vSphere. These templates contain pre-configured LLD rules as well as a number of built-in checks for monitoring virtual installations.