Current status of VMware Tools running in the VM (VM_ToolsStatus)

Displays the current status of the VMware tools running on the guest (virtual machine) operating system.
Status values include:

  • 4 - Tools not installed - VMware tools have never been installed or have never been run on the virtual machine
  • 3 - Tools not running - VMware tools are not running
  • 2 - Tools old - VMware tools are running, however, the version is not current
  • 1 - Tools ok - VMware tools are running and the version is current
  • 0 - Unknown - Information about the VMware tools is not available

Note

The Current status of VMware Tools running in the VM attribute in BMC ProactiveNet Performance Management is referred as VM_ToolsStatus parameter in BMC PATROL.

Default parameter attributes

Attribute

Default value

BMC PATROL properties

Application class

VSM_VM

Command type

not applicable

Platform

all

Icon style

graph

Unit

0 - Unknown - Information about the VMware tools is not available,
1 - Tools ok - VMware tools are running and the version is current,
2 - Tools old - VMware tools are running, however, the version is not current,
3 - Tools not running - VMware tools are not running,
4 - Tools not installed - VMware tools have never been installed or have never been run on the virtual machine

Auto scale

0-4 active

Border range

undefined

Alarm1 range

undefined

Alarm2 range

undefined

Scheduling(poll time)

not applicable

Active at installation

yes

Parameter type

consumer

Value set by

 vsmInventoryColl or  vsmPerfColl

TrueSight/ BMC Helix Operations Management properties

Monitor typeVMware Virtual Machine
Key Performance IndicatorNo
Monitor for abnormalitiesNo
Graph by defaultNo
AvailabilityYes
Response timeNo
Normal distributionYes
StatisticalNo
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