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VMWare host's power state

Question asked by Arthur_Yeung on Jan 20, 2011
Latest reply on Jan 21, 2011 by birda06

Hi all,

 

A prospect is using Vcenter with Distributed Power Management (DPM) implemented where host(s) in a cluster can be put into a "standby" mode. He would like to know if Nimsoft VMware has a metric for this so that an alarm can be generated.

 

Is there a way to gather a VM host's power state?


I can only see "isconnected" as a metric for an ESX host but not power state.

 

It seems a host's power state of "paused" = standby, according to this:
http://support.hyperic.com/display/EVO/VMware+vSphere+Host+Metrics

 

Please advise.

 

Thank you.

 

Arthur

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