VMWARE vSphere SNMP Configuration

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How to configure SNMP Service in VMWARE VCenter vSphere ESXi Server.

1. Start ssh service on your vSphere

In the vsphere Client
Go to – > esxserver 4.1 ->Configuration->Security Profile
Properties -> SSH – > Options – > Start

 

2. Find and edit the SNMP Config

Using Putty tool login to the ESXi servers remote console.

edit snmp.xml

#vi /etc/vmware/snmp.xml

Replace the config with the following entries

 <config>
 <snmpSettings>
 <enable>true</enable>
 <port>161</port>
 <EnvEventSource>indications</EnvEventSource>
 <loglevel>info</loglevel>
 <communities>public</communities>
 <syscontact>Contact Name</syscontact>
 <syslocation>Server Rack</syslocation>
 <largestorage>true</largestorage>
 <engineid>00000063000000a100000000</engineid>
 </snmpSettings>
 </config>

Save the settings

Restart hostd service

/etc/init.d/hostd restart
Now Stop the ssh service

Go to esxserver4.1 ->Configuration->Security Profile
Properties -> SSH – > Options – > Stop

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