Argent for VMware

Argent for VMware provides Instant Best Practices for ESX/ESXi Hosts and all types of VM Guests.

With a vast array of Rules delivered out of the box, Argent is ready to monitor the entire VMware cloud the moment it is installed:

  • Datacenters
  • Datastores
  • Clusters
  • Resource Pools
  • ESX/ESXi Hosts
  • VM Guests – Performance Rules, Event Logs, Services, etc. for both Windows and Linux/Unix guests
    VM Logs, Events, and Patch Versions
  • vMotion

VMware is everywhere.

And VMware is the most important Cloud Facilitator – VMware is what makes The Cloud a reality.

VMware makes all existing monitoring products obsolete – why use a product based around servers when VMware is now the center of your universe?

Old server-centric monitoring makes no sense.

Are you missing out on the technology needed for your company to stay in business?

What are Instant Best Practices?

Instant Best Practices are Argent’s unique technology that combines the best expert knowledge into one fully-integrated solution.

Until Instant Best Practices, you’d have to read tedious White Papers, download and install quirky scripts, install so-called “Management” packs, find a slew of vendors’ add-ons, etc, etc, etc.

All these tedious chores took you time and not to mention all the finger pointing from different vendors.

Rather than being a manager and looking to move up the food chain, you were stuck wasting your time doing the donkey work of trying to make yet-another badly written script work for your environment.

Argent Instant Best Practices – Ready For Tomorrow

With Argent’s unique technology, hassles are a thing of the past.

There are a lot of critical variables, thresholds, metrics and components you need to be on top of.

But there’s the rub – what variables should you monitor?

Even after you’ve read all the dozens of Technical Papers, Tuning Guides, downloaded all the scripts, you now have to decide what values make sense.

With Argent’s Instant Best Practices, all the donkey work is done for you – Instant Best Practices has all the critical variables and values defined.

In one click you can have Argent Instant Best Practices working for you.

The following is a partial list of installed Rules. Out-of-the-box, Argent handles over 95% of your day-to-day needs.
Argent solves all your day-to-day problems — automatically.

Instant Best Practices for ESX/ESXi Hosts

Argent for VMware monitors all the following critical parameters for hosts, out of the box:

Status and Connectivity

  • Datacenter Status
  • ESX/ESXi Connectivity
  • TCP/IP Pings
  • VMware Logons


  • Cluster CPU
  • Cluster Memory
  • Cluster Status

Resource Pools

  • CPU Summation
  • Active Memory
  • Grantd Memory
  • Shared Memory


  • Free Space %
  • Free Space MB
  • Datastore Visibility to Host

ESX/ESXi Hosts

  • CPU Usage
  • Memory Usage
  • Disk Usage
  • Network Utilization
  • Host Status
  • Version and Patch Levels
  • Host Hardware Failures
  • SSH Scripts

VM Events

  • Kernel Faults
  • Errors/Warnings
  • Startup Failures
  • Migration Failures
  • VM Creation/Removal
  • vMotion Events


  • Idle Sessions
  • Client Out-of-Date
  • Client Uptime
  • Client State
  • Heartbeats
  • PowerCLI Scripts

Instant Best Practices for VMware Guests

Argent for VMware monitors all the following critical parameters for different types of guests, out of the box:

VMware Guest Performance

  • Active Guest Memory
  • Consumed CPU
  • Consumed Memory
  • Network Utilization
  • Overall Status

VMware Guest Storage

  • Disk Space %
  • Unused Provisioned Storage %

Windows VM

  • Windows Commands
  • Windows Performance Counters
  • Windows Services
  • PowerShell Scripts
  • WMI Scripts

Linux/Unix VM

  • SSH Logons
  • Linux/Unix Shell Scripts