I am pretty new to Monitoring and i am a bit lost, so sorry in adavance if this has an obvious answer that i just didnt stumble uppon yet.
We are using VMware with 13 Hosts and over 400 Virtual Machines.
We have set up Icinga2 with the director and a few other things. We have also sucesfully implemented the vspheredb-Module.
We have sucesfully imported the Source and can see a lot of information under the “Virtualization (VMware)” Tab.
However, we have not set up any notifications/alarms yet. Is there a way to set up alarms for the data provided by the module itself?
Sure, the VMs are now available as hosts and we can assign different checks on them, but it is a bit complicated, given how we have a lot of different Operating systems, some checks require an installed agent, etc.
Which is of course fine when it comes to more complicated or specific checks, but since i can for example see the Memory Usage of a Virtual Machine under the “Virtualization (VMware)” tab. is there a simple way to turn this into a Check that would alarm us / send out a notification once it reaches a certain level?
Are there checks available for this sort of thing? can we create our own custom checks for this purpose ?(if so, can someone point me in the right direction?)
or will we have to go through the trouble of setting everything up manually form another source?
thank you in advance, i am sorry if this sounds confusing