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"snmpd start failed with status: 1" error in syslog of ESXi 5.x and 6.x (2150037)

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In syslog file of the ESXi host, you 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

NoteThe preceding log excerpts are only examples. Date, time, and environmental variables may vary depending on your environment.


This is a known issue affecting ESXi 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, 6.0, and 6.5.

Currently, there is no resolution or workaround.

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