Does anyone know of some free useful VMWare Management Packs? I know the Veem guys have a great management pack however it is a bit pricey
OpsLogix, based over in the Netherlands, also do a VMWare Management Pack. I can’t personally comment on it’s quality, but they are generally known for being a bit less pricey than Veeam – http://www.opslogix.com/vmware-management-pack/
There’s also this community effort from Mitch Luedy https://github.com/Mitch-Luedy/Community.VMware but, again, I’ll have to leave others to comment on whether they’ve got experience using it in production and so on. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look as though it’s been updated very recently
Silect has stared a contest some month ago.
They wrote once that they received some good MPs.
Unfortunately I never heared anything about it since weeks..
Looks like they will never release them to public, 🙁
I’ve asked silect what happened to the contest.
We invested a significant amount of time with the VMware MPs we received as part of the contest we ran last year however overall we felt the investment of time to develop, test and release an open source VMware MP with the quality and caliber that Silect could stand behind was prohibitive.
It has been a couple of months since the last post on this thread. How did the OpsLogix testing go? There is a way to monitor VMware via SNMP, it might be useful, I have not had the time to delve into it.
Here is link.
Thumbs down to Silect for not publishing what was submitted