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VMWare Affinity Rule / Container Monitoring?

robert_ensinger
Newcomer

We have an application that we're monitoring with Dynatrace that's distributed across 3 VMs that need to stay in the same physical server. We have an affinity rule setup in ESX that keeps the 3 VMs together if vMotioned to another physical server - an all or nothing vMotion.

This rule 'disappears' and causes heartache when the VMs get vMotioned separately.

I've reviewed the VMWare Monitoring but this mostly appears focused on the individual VMs.

- Is there a way for Dynatrace to monitor if these VMs get seperated to different physical servers?

- Is there a way for Dynatrace to monitor the 'health' or presence of this affinity rule? (or, as I'm finding - the lack of presense?)

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jerry_lobenstei
Dynatrace Advisor
Dynatrace Advisor

The number of VM’s, power status and VM migration(motions) are not
picked up by the default monitoring and may require use of the SDK to obtain those metrics.

robert_ensinger
Newcomer

Thanks! I'll dig into the SDK next.