If you want to monitor your ESXi host via SNMP with monitoring tools like MRTG and Nagios you will to enable SNMP on your ESXi host.
To do so, you will need to do 2 things.
- Enable SSH on your ESXi host in order to enable SNMP
- Modify a file called snmp.xml with VI editor.
Step 1, Enable SSH from Configuration -> Security Profile
Step 2, Log in to your host using Putty or any other SSH Client
Edit the snmp.xml using VI which located at:
Fill in the details in your snmp.xml file like I did below (you can also copy paste):
<config><snmpSettings><enable>true</enable><communities>public</communities><targets>[email protected] public</targets></snmpSettings></config>
True = Enable SNMP
Public = this is the snmp community
[email protected] public
= “monitoring server” @ “snmp port” “snmp comunity”
Restart your host (this is a must).