Configuring SNMP for VMware ESXi

In this article, we will look at how to configure SNMP for VMware ESXi. Accompanying the post is a video demonstration covering the process.

The following demonstration uses VMware ESXi 6.0 but should also be applicable to other versions.
1. Enable SSH access to your ESXi server and authenticate using admin credentials.
2. Enter the following commands:
esxcli system snmp set –communities CC1ELab
esxcli system snmp set –targets
esxcli system snmp set –enable true
3. Verify SNMP by polling your ESXi server or by using the following command to verify the configuration on the ESXi server:
esxcli system snmp get
That’s all there is to it! You can also check out the video demonstration below.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: