ActiveXperts Network Component VMware Object

The VMware object of the ActiveXperts Network Component allows you to retrieve performance data from a VMware host and its virtual machines. The following operations are provided through the VMware interfaces:

The VMware object is part of the Network Component. Overview of all Network Component objects:

DnsServer & DnsRecord - Ftp & FtpFile - Http - Icmp - IPtoCountry - Msn - Ntp - Radius - Rsh - Scp - SFtp - Ssh - SnmpManager - SnmpTrapManager - SnmpMibBrowser - Tcp - Tftp - TraceRoute - Udp - VMware - Wake-on-LAN - Xen (Citrix)


VMware sample code

VBScript sample: Monitor a VMware ESXi host

' Create VMware and ASConstants instances
Set objVMware     	   = CreateObject( "AxNetwork.VMware" )
Set objConstants       = CreateObject( "AxNetwork.ASConstants" )


' Set ESXi host information
objVMware.Server = "myesxi-host"
objVMware.ServerAccount	= "root"
objVMware.ServerPassword = "topsecret"

' Initialize
objVMware.Initialize
WScript.Echo "Initialize: " & objVMware.LastError
If( objVMware.LastError <> 0 ) Then
 WScript.Quit
End If

' Connect
objVMware.Connect
WScript.Echo "Connect: " & objVMware.LastError 
If( objVMware.LastError <> 0 ) Then
  objVMware.Shutdown
  WScript.Quit
End If

' Iterate over all Counter ID's on the VMware Host
WScript.Echo "Performance counter values on host " & objVMware.Server & " :"
nCounter = objVMware.GetFirstCounterID()
While ( objVMware.LastError = 0 )
  strCounter = objVMware.GetCounterDescription( nCounter )

  If ( objVMware.IsContextAllowed( nCounter ) ) Then
    strContext = "0"
  Else
    strContext = "1"
  End If
     
  WScript.Echo strCounter & ":" & objVMware.GetPerfData("", nCounter, strContext)
  nCounter = objVMware.GetNextCounterID()
WEnd

' Disconnect
objVMware.Disconnect 

' Shutdown
objVMware.Shutdown

WScript.Echo "Ready."

Visual C# .NET sample: Show performance counters for each ESXi host and all Virtual Machines

namespace VMwareDemo
{
  class VMwareDemo
  {

    [STAThread]
    static void Main(string[] args)
    {
    AxNetwork.VMware objVMware = new AxNetwork.VMware(); // Create instance of COM Object
    string strVirtualMachine;
    System.Int32 nCounter = 0;

    // Set ESXi host information
    objVMware.Server = "myesxi-server"
    objVMware.ServerAccount = "root";
    objVMware.ServerPassword = "topsecret";

    // Initialize
    objVMware.Initialize();
    Console.WriteLine("Initialize: " + objVMware.LastError );
    if (objVMware.LastError != 0) 
    return;

    // Connect
    objVMware.Connect();
    Console.WriteLine("Connect: " + objVMware.LastError );
    if (objVMware.LastError != 0)
    return;


    // Show Counters for all VMware Virtual Machines
    strVirtualMachine = objVMware.GetFirstVirtualMachine();
    while (objVMware.LastError == 0)
    {
      // Iterate over all Counter ID's on the Virtual Machine
      Console.WriteLine("\r\nCounter values for VM " + strVirtualMachine + ": ");
      nCounter = objVMware.GetFirstCounterID();
      while (objVMware.LastError == 0)
      {
        strCounter = objVMware.GetCounterDescription(nCounter);
        strContext = objVMware.IsContextAllowed(nCounter) ? "0" : "1";
        Console.WriteLine("   " + strCounter + ": " + 
        objVMware.GetPerfData(strVirtualMachine, nCounter, strContext) + " " 
          + objVMware.GetCounterUnits(nCounter));
        nCounter = objVMware.GetNextCounterID();
      }
      strVirtualMachine = objVMware.GetNextVirtualMachine();
    }

    // Disconnect
    objVMware.Disconnect();

    // Shutdown
    objVMware.Shutdown();

    Console.WriteLine("\nReady.");
    }
  }
}

On ftp.activexperts-labs.com, you can find a lot of Network Component samples. These samples are also part of the Network Component installation.

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