ESXi 4.0 SNMP

bhw2249
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Hello,

I am looking to see if there is a possibility to enable snmp on a free ESXi 4.0 host to hookup cacti too.
And if this is not possible, is the only solution to pay for the vSphere Essential bundles.
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Yes there is.

Check out page 9 of the following article:
http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/vmware_esxi_management_wp.pdf
Kerem ERSOYPresident

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CIM agents are present with Free ESXi 4.0 and you can use SNMP. You don't have to pay.
 
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I tried the commands in that thread but...

C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware VI Remote CLI\bin>vicfg-snmp.pl --server 192.168.
1.21 -c public -p 5567 -t 192.168.1.11@162/public
Enter username: root
Enter password:
Changing udp port to 5567...
Failed : fault.RestrictedVersion.summary

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Hi,

I've just checked and the SNMP support again. It seems that it has as changed since ESXi U4 so it does not support SNMP in read-only any more. The only way for it to support SNMP now is to license the product to use the for V foundation etc.

Here's the KB article about it :

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1006543

This is why I don't like closed-source programs. Would you anticipate to migrate to XEN over CentOS instead? It is open-source, free and not restricted / crippled by greedy vendors :)

Cheers,
K.

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enabling SNMP and SSH on esxi post. http://3.ly/nJOe

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