Enabling SNMP On VMware Vhost For AIS NMS

  1. Enable SSH on vmware host if not already enabled: https://www.thomasmaurer.ch/2011/08/enable-ssh-on-esxi-5-via-vsphere-client/

  2. Use Putty to SSH into VMware host.

    • esxcli system snmp set –communities public
    • esxcli system snmp set –enable true
    • /etc/init.d/snmpd start
    • esxcli network firewall ruleset set –ruleset-id snmp –allowed-all true
    • esxcli network firewall ruleset set –ruleset-id snmp –enabled true
  3. Follow steps in the following to set the SNMP Service to Start automatically on Host boot:

  4. Add the vmware host IP to AIS NMS

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Last modified April 14, 2021
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