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This ZenPack provides support for monitoring VMware NSX. Modeling and monitoring of devices placed in the /VMware/NSX device class is performed using the NSX API by executing queries and parsing the output.
The NSX ZenPack provides:
The following entities will be automatically discovered. The attributes and collections will be updated on Zenoss's normal remodeling interval which defaults to every 12 hours.
When combined with the Zenoss Service Dynamics product, this ZenPack adds built-in service impact capability for VMware NSX. The following service impact relationships are automatically added. These will be included in any services that contain one or more of the explicitly mentioned entities.
The installation of this ZenPack will create the device class /VMware/NSX. This new device class will provide five new zProperties zNSXUsername, zNSXPassword, zNSXPort, zNSXSSL, and zNSXConcurrentHTTP
To monitor a NSX device you use the custom device panel via the Add NSX Manager The NSX device could be created only via this menu (Add NSX Manager') and couldn't be created via Add a Single Device, or under other device classes\subclasses.
Provide correct information for the The Hostname or IP Address, Username, Password and Port (443 by default)
If the NSX supports SSL on the port annotated above you must check the SSL box (checked by default).
You can add an NSX Manager by using the zenbatchload command:
where the file <filename> should have the format:
/Devices/VMware/NSX loader='VMware NSX', loader_arg_keys=['name', 'address', 'username', 'password', 'port', 'useSSL', 'collector']
my.nsx name='my.nsx', address='192.168.1.1', username='zenoss', password='secret_pass', port=443, useSSL=True, collector='localhost'
Monitoring plugin collects System Events from NSX Manager and shows them as Zenoss Events with the same time and severity.
Once the event is sent, it will not be sent again. If the user clears the event, it will not reappear again. There’s no automatic mechanism to clear system events, as they can not be cleared from NSX manager and do not have expire date, therefore the user is to close new events manually from zenoss UI.
Installing this ZenPack will add the following items to your Zenoss system.
Please refer to the Zenoss Service Dynamics documentation if you run into any of the following problems:
If you cannot find the answer in the documentation, then Resource Manager (Service Dynamics) users should contact Zenoss Customer Support. Core users can use the #zenoss IRC channel or the community.zenoss.org forums.
This ZenPack provides additional support for Zenoss Analytics. Perform the following steps to install extra reporting resources into Zenoss Analytics after installing the ZenPack.
You can now navigate back to the NSX ZenPack folder in the repository to see the resources added by the bundle.
The NSX Domain can be used to create ad hoc views using the following steps.
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This ZenPack is developed and supported by Zenoss Inc. Commercial ZenPacks are available to Zenoss commercial customers only. Contact Zenoss to request more information regarding this or any other ZenPacks. Click here to view all available Zenoss Commercial ZenPacks.