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The ESX collector allows you query data via the VMWare API. When adding or editing a datapoint using the ESX collector, you will see a dialog window similar to the one shown next.
As highlighted in the above screenshot and discussed next, the ESX collector generates two types of results. You’ll need to choose one of these as the source for your datapoint.
When selected, the Query status option returns vCenter status. This allows the DataSource to identify the source of an inaccessible VM, whether the issue stems from the VM itself or vCenter.
The following response statuses may be returned:
Note: You must have Collector version 22.227 or later to use the Query status option.
When selected, the Query result option returns the raw response of the ESX counter you designate in the following ESX Counter field. The counter to be queried must be one of the valid ESX counters supported by the API. (See vSphere documentation for more information on supported ESX counters.)
As shown in the previous screenshot, a LogicMonitor specific aggregation method can be appended to the counter API object name in the Counter field. Two aggregation methods are supported:
For more general information on datapoints, see Datapoint Overview.
Note: There is a known bug in VMware’s vSphere 4. Once there has been a change in freespace of datastores, it may take up to 5 minutes for this change to be reflected in your display. Read more about this bug and potential work-arounds here.
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