You can configure up to four receivers to receive SNMP traps from vCenter Server. For each receiver, specify a host name, port, and community.

To configure SNMP settings, the vSphere Client must be connected to a vCenter Server system.

Required privilege: Global.Settings


If necessary, select Administration > vCenter Server Settings to display the vCenter Server Settings dialog box.


If the vCenter Server system is part of a connected group, select the server you want to configure from the Current vCenter Server drop-down menu.


In the settings list, select SNMP.


In Receiver URL, enter the host name or IP address of the SNMP receiver.


In the field next to the Receiver URL field, enter the port number of the receiver.

The port number must be a value between 1 and 65535.


In Community, enter the community identifier.


Click OK.