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"snmpd start failed with status: 1" error in syslog on ESXi 5.0 (2150037)

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In the ESXi host syslog, you will see entries similar to:

2016-08-23T16:35:53Z jumpstart[66636]: executing start plugin: snmpd
2016-08-23T16:35:54Z root: Starting snmpd
2016-08-23T16:35:54Z root: snmpd has not been enabled.
2016-08-23T16:35:54Z jumpstart[66636]: Jumpstart failed to start: snmpd reason: Execution of command: /etc/init.d/snmpd start failed with status: 1

Note: This log excerpt is an example. Date, time, and environmental variables may vary depending on your environment.


This is a known issue affecting ESXi 5.0.

This issue is benign and it will be resolved in a future release.

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