Check manual page of esx_vsphere_counters_if

VMware ESX Host Systems: Physical Network Interfaces

Distribution Official part of Checkmk
License GPLv2
Supported Agents vSphere
This check monitors performance counters of network interfaces via the vSphere API. The check is fully compatible with if64 with the exception that the queue length is not reported. See the if64-manpage for details.


There are three allowed ways to specify an interface: its index, which simply enumerates the interfaces, its description and its alias. For this check, the description and the alias are the same.


One service is created for each interface that fulfills configurable conditions (rule "Network interface and switch port discovery"). By default, these are interfaces which are currently found {up} and are of type 6, 32, 62, 117, 127, 128, 129, 180, 181, 182, 205 or 229. Note that for this check, all discovered interfaces are of type 6. {Grouping:} In some situations, you do not want to monitor a single interface but a group of interfaces that together form a pool. This check supports such pools by defining groups. The data of all members is accumulated and put together in a single grouped interface service.