You need to enable SNMP on VMWare ESXi
To enable SNMP first go to Configuration => Software => Security Profile
On the top right choose properties
Select snmpd then click on options
Choose Start and stop with host
If you get the following error proceed or jump to last step
Log into host via SSH
Edit the file /etc/vmware/snmp.xml
If you are not familar with editing try:
You should see
We need to change the file as follows
<?xml version="1.0"?> <config><snmpSettings><enable>true</enable><port>161</port> <communities>PUT-YOUR-SNMP-COMMUNITY-HERE</communities> <targets>MONITORING-SERVER-IP-ADDRESS-HERE</targets></snmpSettings></config>
Hit ESC and i on the keyboard together then move your cursor to the true section and replace false with true.
Then move the cursor to the
and enter your community string
Then move your cursor to the
and add your device or server that is monitoring SNMP
Once done hit ESC key then type “:wq” without the quotes to save and quit
When done go to SNMP service option as before and start the service
Proceed with configuring your SNMP monitor to point to this ESXi host which should now respond to SNMP requests.
One additional step is to download the MIBs, unzip (if required) and upload them to your monitoring server.
VWWare ESXi v5.5
VWWare ESXi v5.1