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VMware ESXi Cookbook by Aravind Sivaraman, Mohammed Raffic Kajamoideen

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Configuring SNMP for ESXi and vCenter

SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is a protocol commonly used to monitor a variety of networked devices. vSphere systems use SNMP agents to send a notification alert to notify the management system of a particular event or condition. ESXi host includes an SNMP agent that can send SNMP traps, and informs and receives GET, GETBULK, and GETNEXT requests. With ESXi 5.1, the SNMP agent adds support for Version 3 SNMP protocol that offers improved functionality and increased security. ESXCLI commands can be used to enable and configure the SNMP agent. Configuration methods of the SNMP agent will be different depending on the SNMP version (SNMP v1/v2c or SNMP v3) used. You can also use Host Profiles and ...

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