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How to configure SNMP trap on ESxi 5.5 and then to test and generate!!

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Can we do this using GUI ?
like configure ,test and generate the trap  to be placed at given location ?

or if we have do using command line ?
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You cannot do this in the GUI.

You need to do it at the command line.

you use

esxcli system snmp set

see here

http://everythingshouldbevirtual.com/vsphere-5-5-enable-snmp
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m able to configure this using vma for esxi 5.5

like..

vicfg-snmp -s
vicfg-snmp -t 172.18.16.20[vc]@162 /public
vicfg-snmp -E
vicfg-snmp -T

i can see trap generated..but where to locate that trap file generated ?

can i save that trap generated @my vc's desktop  ?
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Normally, you would setup a Administration Server, to record and receive the traps and alerts, that would send them to a database.

If you installed software on your vc's desktop  you could.
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please advise for some best practice to be followed here , so that we get snmp trp file generated here @my Vc's desktop ?
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please advise for some best practice to be followed here , so that we get snmp trp file generated here @my Vc's desktop ?

This is now a new question. I believe your original question has been answered, if my answer has been helpful, please accept an answer and award points.

 please post a new question, and myself or other experts will be glad to assist.
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

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Thanks.
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Thanks..
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