I followed this procedure and it still doesn't work?
I did find out that the snmp service was not running.
I started the snmp service and I still have the same problem.
What else can I do to see if it is my workstation or my ESX server?
1- Open SNMP ports in ESX firewall:
a) Connect with VMware client to your ESX Host
b) Configuration tab - Security Profile - Click on "Properties" on the top right corner
c) Check "SNMP Service" and click OK.
2- Start SNMPD service:
a) SSH as root to your ESX host
b) type: service snmpd start
3- Verify your SNMP community string to use in VMMonitor:
a) From the SSH session, run: more /etc/snmp/snmpd.conf
b) Look for the value of "rocommunity" (it is "public" by default).
4- Exit SSH.
Hope this helps. Good luck.
That did the trick.
That worked for me as well. How come this wasn't the first answer to begin with?
No idea :0)
Glad I was able to help folks.
I made exactly that written here ,but it still don't working.I really want to use this product but don't advance with this problem. I tried everything. This is my snmpd.conf on esx server.
entries were added by HP Insight Management Agents at
# Tue Dec 2 14:07:31 IST 2008
dlmod cmaX /usr/lib/libcmaX.so
rwcommunity ClalBitCom 127.0.0.1
rocommunity public 127.0.0.1
rwcommunity ClalBitCom 172.20.101.20
rocommunity ClalBitCom 172.20.101.20
trapsink hpsim01 ClalBitCom
syscontact root@localhost (edit snmpd.conf)
syslocation room1 (edit snmpd.conf)
# ---------------------- END --------------------
# Sample snmpd.conf containing VMware MIB module entries.
# This is a simple snmpd.conf that may help you test SNMP.
# It is not recommended for production use. Consult the
# snmpd.conf(5) man pages to set up a secure installation.
# VMware MIB modules. To enable/disable VMware MIB items
# add/remove the following entries.
dlmod SNMPESX /usr/lib/vmware/snmp/libSNMPESX.so
That configuration looks ok to me. I recommend using Wireshark to watch the traffic between VM Monitor and ESX.