VMware monitoring with OpenNMS


Article from Issue 150/2013

Dynamic resource allocation and migration of virtual machines between hosts mean that VMware environments pose new monitoring challenges. A new version of the free OpenNMS network management tool now includes an option for monitoring VMware-based infrastructures.

OpenNMS is an enterprisegrade, open source network management system. According to the project website, OpenNMS provides:

  • automated and directed discovery and provisioning,
  • event and notification management,
  • service assurance, and
  • performance measurement.

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