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  • Latest Post - ‏2013-03-19T18:40:28Z by marvin_goodman
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Pinned topic Vmware requirement: Vmware tools

‏2013-03-11T18:35:53Z |
I installed the code onto my ESX environment and wasn't getting any data into the console. After reviewing the logs on the fabric node I saw that it was trying to connect to all of my VM's except those that had Vmware tools.

The documentation doesn't mention this, but Vmware tools is apparently a requirement for any vm being monitored.
Updated on 2013-03-19T18:40:28Z at 2013-03-19T18:40:28Z by marvin_goodman
  • marvin_goodman
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    Re: Vmware requirement: Vmware tools

    Yes, we require VMware Tools in that environment, to enable our discovery mechanism. We've put in a requirement to update the documentation before release. Our SmartCloud Monitoring, and other products, have mechanisms to detect if the tools are present on a given VM, so we'll figure out a way to leverage that so we can spit out a more graceful error message on this, until we develop a more elegant solution to the requirement.