VMware Esxi 4.1 and SNMP

With the VMware ESXi free edition it’s not possible to configure the ESXi server using vSphere CLI commands. However there is another way to edit the SNMP settings.

  1. Stop all virtual machines on the ESXi host
  2. Enable SSH access to the ESXi host (configuration -> software -> Security profile)
  3. SSH to ESXi IP-address
  4. logon with user ‘root’ and enter password
  5. go to folder etc/vmware
  6. make a backup copy of snmp.xml
  7. edit (use vi) snmp.xml and set it like this

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