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To generate SNMP trap file from Esxi 5.5 to my Vcenter's Desktop ?

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i am able to setup/generate snmp trap but my need is to generate snmp trap file on my VC's Desktop?

please advise what other configuration is required to do this?

 and any other command required except..below given commands..

like my VC ip is :192.168.50.50

i am setting up snmp using vMA on my esxi like..

vicfg-snmp -t 192.168.50.50@162 /public

any other config required on Esxi/VC using Gui/command line?
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Do you want to receive the traps on your desktop, or use a command, to generate the SNMP trap on the host server ?

Run the vicfg-snmp.pl command from the Remote CLI or vSphere CLI to enable the SNMP agent and configure trap destinations

see here

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1008065
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I want to receive trap on my vc's desktop.

In my lab..i have been asked to config snmp trap on esxi 5.5and trap file should be generated on my vc's desktop
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You will need to install SNMP Monitoring software on your vc's desktop computer.

An example product is here

http://www.spiceworks.com/free-snmp-network-management-software/
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so this software will generate file ..which we got generated by running command vicfg-snmp -T


(from esxi 5.5) ..on my vc's desktop ?
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No, this software will display the alert when your desktop receives it.

(after you have tested and generated an alert using the test command!)
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