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NIC Status (VMware) Service

The NIC Status (VMware) service monitors Network Interface Controllers (NICs) on ESXi servers.

If your ESX/ESXi server is operating on either Dell or HP hardware, it is strongly recommended that you install the Dell or HP Offline Bundle before the Windows Probe discovers the ESX/ESXi server. For instructions on installing the Dell or HP Offline Bundle, refer to the following articles in the MSP N-central online knowledge base:

If your ESX/ESXi server is operating on either Dell or HP hardware, it is strongly recommended that you install the Dell or HP Offline Bundle before the Windows Probe discovers the ESX/ESXi server. For instructions on installing the Dell or HP Offline Bundle, refer to the following articles in the MSP N-central online knowledge base:

  • KBA10019: Installing the HP Offline Bundle on ESX/ESXi Servers
  • KBA10020: Installing the Dell Offline Bundle on ESX/ESXi Servers

Service Type

ESXi

Instances on a Device

100

Supported Systems/Applications

ESX or ESXi 4.x, 5.x and later

ESXi 3.5 is not supported.

Device Class

Server - ESXi

Monitored By

Windows Probes

Scan Interval

5 minutes

NIC ID

The unique identifier of the monitored NIC.

This service cannot use Self-Healing.

To access information about the NICs on your ESXi server, use a browser to access the following URL:

https://<insert_IP_address_of_ESXi_server_here>/mob/?moid=ha-host&doPath=config.network

https://192.168.101.207/mob/?moid=ha-host&doPath=config.network

Metric Name Description
Enabled State Indicates whether the NIC has been enabled or disabled.
Enabled State Description n/a
Is the NIC Using Full-Duplex? Indicates whether the NIC is in full-duplex mode or not.
NIC Speed (Mbps) The total data transfer rate, in megabytes/second, of the NIC.
Data Receive Rate The transfer rate, in bytes/second, that the NIC receives data.
Data Transmit Rate The transfer rate, in bytes/second, that the NIC transmits data.
Dropped Packets (Received) The number of data packets lost during the reception of data by the NIC.
Dropped Packets (Transmitted) The number of data packets lost during the transmission of data by the NIC.