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September 10, 2012

Howto enable SNMP on Vmware ESXI Server

Filed under: VMware Related — Tags: , — Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) @ 1:10 PM


ESXI 6.5 section added on 26-SEP-2017

Howto enable SNMP on ESXi 6.5

To enable SNMP on ESXI 6.5 , First start the SNMP service via web client, then SSH to the esxi server & issue following command [change the public with your own snmp string]

esxcli system snmp set --communities public

esxcli system snmp set --enable true

Howto enable SNMP on ESXi 5

First enable SSH service
You can read following article on howto enable ssh using vsphere client.

Now using vSphere CLI, type -server -username username -password mypass -c zaibsnmp
###(you can change zaibsnmp to any name you like for the community name) -server -username root -password mypass -enable

& you will see

Enabling agent…

Syed Jahanzaib


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