vSphere moduleedit

The vSphere module uses the Govmomi library to collect metrics from any Vmware SDK URL (ESXi/VCenter). This library is built for and tested against ESXi and vCenter 5.5, 6.0 and 6.5.

By default it enables the metricsets datastore, host and virtualmachine.


The vsphere module comes with a predefined dashboard. For example:

metricbeat vsphere dashboard
metricbeat vsphere vm dashboard

Example configuration

The vSphere module supports the standard configuration options that are described in Modules. Here is an example configuration:

- module: vsphere
  enabled: true
  metricsets: ["datastore", "host", "virtualmachine"]
  period: 10s
  hosts: ["https://localhost/sdk"]

  username: "user"
  password: "password"
  # If insecure is true, don't verify the server's certificate chain
  insecure: false
  # Get custom fields when using virtualmachine metric set. Default false.
  # get_custom_fields: false


The following metricsets are available: