Monitoring VMware vCenter Appliance with SNMP
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.
VMware vSphere 5 pricing cheat sheet
With the new vSphere 5 version, VMware has modified their licensing options. Previously, the restrictions were set on physical CPU and CPU cores numbers but not really on RAM capacity (limits were quite high). Since v5, the restrictions apply to the physical CPU number (no matter how much cores and threads they have) and provisioned RAM (vRAM). This article will sum’up the VMware vSphere 5 licensing methods, as far as I understood them.