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Enable SNMP on ESXi 6.5

  1. SSH or Telnet to your ESXi node using root-level credentials.
  2. Execute the following commands. Replace YOUR_STRING with your desired community string.
    esxcli system snmp set -r
    esxcli system snmp set -c YOUR_STRING
    esxcli system snmp set -p 161
    esxcli system snmp set -L "City, State, Country"
    esxcli system snmp set -C noc@example.com
    esxcli system snmp set -e yes
  3. Check status in Host –> Manage –> Services, you should see snmpd as “Running”

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