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Enable SNMP

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(2016-12-28)

Problem

I need SNMP access to an ESXi host.

Solution

  1. Enable ssh access to the snmp host.
  2. Enable the v1/v2c community:
    esxcli system snmp set --communities public
  3. Ensure the system will start snmpd at boot time:
    esxcli system snmp set --enable true
Done!

This works through at least ESXi 6.0 (but not on v4 or previous).

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