SNMP access on ESX host

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    Created by: Charlie Jones on 10-04-2012 03:54:05 PM
    Hi everyone,
     
    Is there a way to enable SNMP on the SRE for management?  We have Orion and I would like to see what VM information Orion can pull from the SRE.  I see that SNMP is enabled (localhost\Configuration|.  However if I telnet to port 161 on the ESX, that does not open.  I want to clarify, this is not to enable SNMP on the VM, I would like to see if we can monitor the SRE via Orion.

    Subject: RE: SNMP access on ESX host
    Replied by: Brett Tiller on 12-04-2012 02:03:30 PM
    Hi Charlie,

    You'll need to leverage ESXi for SNMP.  As I understand the SNMP agent is disabled by default.  Please review the links below for more information.

    http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-4-esx-vcenter/index.jsp?topic=/com.vmware.vsphere.dcadmin.doc_41/vsp_dc_admin_guide/snmp_config/t_configure_snmp_for_esx_esxi.html

    http://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-50/topic/com.vmware.vsphere.monitoring.doc_50/GUID-346CDDC6-8928-466F-A356-C8DAA6112439.html


    Thanks,
    Brett