How to monitor vmware vswitch?

Discussion created by sachinsharma on May 27, 2011
Latest reply on May 27, 2011 by dustin.lawler

What's the best way to monitor a vmware vswitch? I was thinking its just like a regular network device so snmp should work? Doing some reading on it, looks like one or more NICs on the ESX server can be made into a vswitch, so should the vmware probe be able to capture that? I can see some vnic folders under the ESX host in the vmware probe but there’s only four metrics for bandwidth…is this what can be monitored for vswitch or am I way off?