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  1. MW7E2C Description: Monitors the health of each VM as reported by VMTools. How it works: Automatically applies to ESX hosts and adds each guest with VMWare tools installed as an instance. Polls for the status of the VMWare tools service, the vm's heartbeat, configuration issues, and up/down state. Doesn't alert on anything unless the VM is up. Appears to be quite reliable for detecting VM's that are unresponsive even though all other metrics appear normal. Alerts aren't triggered until after at least two datapoints to prevent false-positives. No graphs for this as it's pretty
  2. These are some simple troubleshooting steps I use when dealing with ESX servers. LogicMonitor has debug tools that can be run in the debug window on the collector the ESX currently assigned collector. The first useful tool is !http. This simply sends a HTTP request to a host and print the response. The ESX API has a few pages we can use that DOES NOT require authentication. This is helpful to test a connection outside of credential issues. For example the below debug command returns “The Web Services Description Language (WSDL) file containing definition of the VMware Infrastructur