How to enable SNMP monitoring for VMWare ESXi 6.0/6.5

You can do a lot of configuration of ESXi through the GUI, but one thing I’ve found that you cannot do is configure SNMP. I can see in ┬áthe GUI that SNMP service is stopped, and that’s about it:   Even if you can manage to get the service started from the GUI, you’ll still have to set your community string somehow. I couldn’t exactly find a place to set that, so it’s off to the CLI we go. So here’s how to enable SNMP and configure the community string/firewall…

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Install Dell OpenManage 8.4 VIB on ESXi 6.5

My Dell PowerEdge R220 wasn’t showing me any stats about my server components inside vSphere, even with the Dell Customized ESXi 6.5 ISO. So I took to installing the OpenManage 8.4 VIB, similar to my 8.4 install on 5.5 First, I’m noting that there isn’t a release of the VIB for 6.5 that I can find, so I used Dell OpenManage 8.4 VIB for ESXi 6.0 with success. — UPDATE 4/28/2017: Dell has released OMSA 8.5 and a VIB for ESXi 6.0-6.5. UPDATE 2/28/2017: The 6.5 VIB is available from Dell…

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