Monitoring Temperature on Hyper-V Host with Multiple Windows Server VMs

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fanis_imetrix
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Monitoring Temperature on Hyper-V Host with Multiple Windows Server VMs

Post by fanis_imetrix »

Hi,

I am reaching out to seek guidance on monitoring the temperature of a Hyper-V host that is running multiple Windows Server virtual machines (VMs).
Could you please provide guidance or resources on how to achieve this monitoring functionality?

Thanks!
jsimon
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Re: Monitoring Temperature on Hyper-V Host with Multiple Windows Server VMs

Post by jsimon »

Hi @fanis_imetrix,

I don't believe Hyper V temperature monitoring is included in the existing Hyper V wizard for Nagios XI. I've taken a look through Nagios Exchange to see if I can find a plugin that provides temperature information, but I'm not seeing anything that explicitly calls out that functionality. You may need to write a custom plugin for this if you aren't able to find one. If you'd like to take a look to see if anything on the Exchange site will meet your needs, the link can be found here:

https://exchange.nagios.org
sgardil
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Re: Monitoring Temperature on Hyper-V Host with Multiple Windows Server VMs

Post by sgardil »

If you aren't able to find a plugin on the exchange that already does this, I don't believe there is one unfortunately, I'll add some documentation for developing plugins. If you are comfortable with it you can use a plugin for hyper-v that is already working and look into adding temperature monitoring to it.

https://nagios-plugins.org/doc/guidelines.html
fanis_imetrix
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Re: Monitoring Temperature on Hyper-V Host with Multiple Windows Server VMs

Post by fanis_imetrix »

Thank you for your responses!

Are there any existing plugins available for temperature monitoring on Windows servers in general, not limited to Hyper-V. If you're aware of any such plugins or have recommendations on where to find them, I'd greatly appreciate your insights.

Looking forward to your suggestions!
jsimon
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Re: Monitoring Temperature on Hyper-V Host with Multiple Windows Server VMs

Post by jsimon »

I'm not seeing anything for Windows specifically. It looks like the eSensors Websensor wizard is the closest I can find in our list of included wizards. I also found a few plugins on Nagios Exchange that monitor temperature, mostly for server gear, however:

https://exchange.nagios.org/directory/P ... er/details
https://exchange.nagios.org/directory/P ... ng/details
https://exchange.nagios.org/directory/P ... ty/details

Hopefully these are helpful to you somewhat in referencing how to write this in your own plugin.
Marilian
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Re: Monitoring Temperature on Hyper-V Host with Multiple Windows Server VMs

Post by Marilian »

The closest one I could locate in our list of included wizards is the eSensors Websensor wizard. Additionally, I discovered several temperature monitoring plugins on Nagios Exchange.
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sgardil
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Re: Monitoring Temperature on Hyper-V Host with Multiple Windows Server VMs

Post by sgardil »

Hey @fanis_imetrix

Just wanted to check in to see if you came up with a solution for this or found any other plugins that were similar?
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