[Xymon] bb-ESXi.pl

Root, Paul T Paul.Root at CenturyLink.com
Mon Jun 10 22:20:11 CEST 2013

The script reports VM usage on an ESX or ESXi host.

I'm a Unix/Linux shop.

The issue isn't the script. The issue is the SDK on the ESXi host. I've been trying to find a way to restart  the SDK on the host. It will come back with a reboot. But that involves moving the VMs off the machine.

From: Storer, Raymond [mailto:storerr at nibco.com]
Sent: Monday, June 10, 2013 3:17 PM
To: Root, Paul T; 'xymon at xymon.com'
Subject: RE: bb-ESXi.pl

What does this script do exactly?

If it reports on Host RAM, CPU and Disk space you might try some PowerShell code instead (assuming you have a Windows server to host it).


From: Xymon [mailto:xymon-bounces at xymon.com] On Behalf Of Root, Paul T
Sent: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 4:47 PM
To: Root, Paul T; 'xymon at xymon.com'
Subject: Re: [Xymon] bb-ESXi.pl

Oh, btw. No progress on getting the machines that won't answer up the bb-ESX.pl script. So I'm guessing that the it's the SDK on the host that failed.

I'm trying to figure out how to start that back up.

From: Xymon [mailto:xymon-bounces at xymon.com] On Behalf Of Root, Paul T
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2013 3:44 PM
To: 'xymon at xymon.com'
Subject: [Xymon] bb-ESXi.pl

I got this ext script working. There were 2 secrets. Maybe 3.

First I modified it to be xymon-ESXi.pl. Changing BB to XYMON and BBHOME to XYMONHOME. Etc.

Second, I found that it was looking for a file .esxpass in $XYMONHOME. This is the password to get into the ESXi host. The bb-ESX.pl had it hard coded.

Lastly, my root password for the servers has bad characters in it. I have to think up a new root password now.

Actually. I'd rather add a user 'xymon' to the ESXi host. But I haven't been able to get that to work at all. Does anybody know how to get that to work?

I'm also backfilling the bb-ESX.pl script to use the .esxpass file.



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