Setting up SNMP for ESXI Polling

Setting up SNMP for ESXI Polling

The following are a list of commands needed to enable SSH and setup SNMP polling for your ESXI host.

  1. Start SSH in the ESXI web GUI under Manage -> Services -> TSM-SSH.
  2. SSH to the IP address of your ESXI Host and login using an admin user.
  3. Paste the following into the SSH shell esxcli system snmp set –communities public
    • This sets the community to public for SNMP access.
  4. Paste the following into the SSH shell esxcli system snmp set –enable true
    • This command sets the SNMP service to enabled.
  5. Start the SNMP Server in the ESXI Web GUI under Manage -> Services -> snmpd

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