VMware provides a vCenter (Linux) Appliance since vSphere 5. Unfortunately, the one shipping with 5.0 was a bit low on features. I am giving a try on v5.1 and it is far better. Except that SNMP in not enabled…
I’ll keep the quick&dirty directions here. The source link is already quite complete.
OpenBSD ships with an LDAP daemon since 4.8. I have an all-in-one server from which the LDAP service has to be shipped out. I’m going to replace that OpenLDAP daemon with the LDAP daemon from OpenBSD 5.1. I already wrote about how to enable LDAP on OpenBSD 4.8.
Those will be updated notes for OpenBSD 5.1 and additional directions to allow monitoring the LDAP activity using SNMP and Xymon server.
I already wrote about how to enable and configure SNMP on VMware ESXi 5. But I was quite short on what you really get from SNMP. Here’s a bit more details.
I never had issues with MIB files on my OpenBSD boxes but my new Debian 6 (Squeeze) system seem to not have the Management Information Base (MIB) files installed correctly.