pmdavmware is a Performance Metrics Domain Agent (PMDA) which exports
metric values from a (possibly remote) VMware virtualisation host.
This implementation uses the VMare Perl API (refer to the online
docs at http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/viperltoolkit).
VIPerl is a prerequisite for this PMDA, it needs to be installed
and configured before attempting to use this agent. It is highly
recommended that you test your VIPerl installation using the
demo programs that are shipped with VIPerl, before attempting to
use this PMDA.
In order to access performance data using the VIPerl API, it is
necessary to be able to login to the metrics source. Hence, a
valid VMware server name, user name and pass word are needed by
the PMDA. These can be passed in on the command line (via the
pmcd.conf file) or via a vmware.conf file in the PMDA directory.