Quick start guide for 0.3.0 (Ubuntu)

This virtual appliance doesn’t have as much disk space per default as the CentOS appliance. This means that it can’t host as big environments. It should however be well suited for monitoring small environments with a couple of ESX servers unless you give it more disk space.

One of the big advantages with this appliance is that it’s provided in ovf format and can be imported directly from the viclient. The ubuntu appliance is also able to use paravirtualization for optimal performance and this is also good for precise timing inside the VM.

In viclient choose File / Virtual Appliance / Import

Choose Import from URL: http://virtualappliances.net/downloads/esx/i386/VA-LAMP/VA-LAMP.ovf

Run through the wizard and it will download and import the VM automatically. After it has been downloaded you should enable paravirtualization in the viclient by selecting the VM, Edit settings / Options / Paravirtualization.

Start the VM and login as root (default password is root).

# aptitude install wget
# wget vmktree.org/vmktree-0.3.0.tar.bz2
# tar xjvf vmktree-0.3.0.tar.bz2
# cd vmktree-0.3.0
# sudo linux-install-help/ubuntu_lamp_jeos.sh
# sudo ./install.pl

# sudo vmktree-addesx dns.name.of.esxhost
And you’re ready to go. Now wait a few minutes and you’ll start seeing graphs in http://ip.address.or.name.of.appliance/vmktree

NB: In order to monitor ESXi you will need to enable the unsupported console first.
NB2: If ESXi is rebooted you will need to run vmktree-addesx again. This is not needed for normal ESX.

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