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Configuring SNMP on an ESX 3.0.x host (1008186)
This article provides steps to configure your ESX host for SNMP.
To configure a ESX 3.0.x host for SNMP:
Log in to your ESX host using an SSH client.
Open the /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf file in a text editor.
Change the rocommunity and other strings if necessary and save:
syscontact root@localhost = Your contact reference
syslocation room1 = Your location reference
rocommunity public = Community string (default is public)
trapcommunity public = Trap community string (default is public)
trapsink x.x.x.x = Management server IP address
Note: localhost = 127.0.0.1
Run the following command to open the firewall for SNMP:
esxcfg-firewall --enableService snmpd
Run the following command to restart SNMP:
service snmpd restart
Run the following command to enable SNMP on ESX boot:
chkconfig snmpd on
Run the following command to test SNMP on the local ESX host:
snmpwalk -v 1 -c public localhost
Note: Public is the community string.
Run the following command to test SNMP from another system:
snmpwalk -v 1 -c public x.x.x.x
Note: Public is the community string; x.x.x.x is the ESX host IP.
For more information on configuring SNMP, see:
For more information on SNMP and VMware Infrastructure, see the Basic System Administration Guide.
For more information on SNMP in vSphere, see the Basic System Administration Guide.
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