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Virtual Machine under ESX: Heartbeat

Distribution Official part of Checkmk
License GPLv2
Supported Agents vSphere
For a virtual machine running on ESX this check reports the heartbeat status (queried from vsphere agent)

This check returns:

OK if the guest operating system is responding normally (vsphere state: green)

WARN on intermittent heartbeat. May be due to guest load. (vsphere state: yellow) or if VMware Tools are not installed or not running. (vsphere state: gray)

CRIT if there is no heartbeat. Guest operating system may have stopped responding. (vsphere state: red)

See "Monitoring VMware ESX with Checkmk" in the online documentation as well.


One service is created for each Virtual Machine.