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 192.168.1.10@161/snmpstring
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.

 

 

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