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Spheron

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ESX Monitoting with vmgr.nsm/libvirt on Windows
« on: May 07, 2020, 04:19:17 pm »

Hello @all,

is there a chance to get ESX Hypervisor monitoring with vmgr.nsm/libvirt on a NetXMS Server (installed at Windows 10) to work?

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Marco

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Re: ESX Monitoting with vmgr.nsm/libvirt on Windows
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2020, 01:04:00 pm »
libvirt is not well supported on Windows and only old version is available.
I'd advise to use a separate linux system with netxms agent and libvirt.

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Re: ESX Monitoting with vmgr.nsm/libvirt on Windows
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2020, 06:40:26 pm »

Thanks for the hint...  ;)

Do you know if libvirt bundelt with the netxms agent package (debian) or must i install libvirt?

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Marco

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Re: ESX Monitoting with vmgr.nsm/libvirt on Windows
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2020, 03:36:58 pm »
libvirt is specified in dependencies of netxms-agent-vmgr, so will get installed automatically when you instal netxms-agent-vmgr package.

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Re: ESX Monitoting with vmgr.nsm/libvirt on Windows
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2020, 09:02:46 pm »
If NetXMS is installed on a Windows 2019 Server and the vmgr subagent is added to the configuration, will libvirt get installed automatically? If libvirt doesn't get automatically installed, can I install the Windows version of libvirt (https://libvirt.org/windows.html)?

The Hypervisor monitoring documentation (https://www.netxms.org/documentation/adminguide/hypervisor-monitoring.html) in the NetXMS Administrator Guide doesn't do a good job of explaining any of this, or even what the basic requirements are (i.e., Linux only, Windows requires additional steps, etc).
« Last Edit: June 30, 2020, 09:24:28 pm by Mr.Technocracy »

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Re: ESX Monitoting with vmgr.nsm/libvirt on Windows
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2020, 01:43:41 pm »
Because libvirt library is not well supported on windows (current version is old and may have bugs that are still not fixed in it) we do not compile vmgr.nsm for windows at all.

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Re: ESX Monitoting with vmgr.nsm/libvirt on Windows
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2020, 04:46:06 pm »
Because libvirt library is not well supported on windows (current version is old and may have bugs that are still not fixed in it) we do not compile vmgr.nsm for windows at all.

That being the case, shouldn't you add something to the Hypervisor monitoring documentation to explain this? Again, this goes towards listing basic/minimum requirements.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2020, 04:47:58 pm by Mr.Technocracy »

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Re: ESX Monitoting with vmgr.nsm/libvirt on Windows
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2020, 11:32:18 am »
Added some info into documentation. Feel free to comment if anything else should be added.