Enabling SNMP on VMWare ESX + ESXi

ESX 4.x
VMWare supports SNMP on ESX through the use of the net-snmp agent – see VMWare’s SNMP on 4.x docs for details. An example snmp.conf file:

syscontact yourname@yourdomain.com
syslocation Datacenter, Rack 32, U2
rocommunity public
proxy -v 1 -c public udp: .
proxy -v 2c -c public udp: .

ESXi 4.x

Matthew White has written a quick and to the point article on enabling SNMP on ESXi – you can read it on his blog.