After you have configured a vCenter Server system or a host to send traps, you must configure your management client software to receive and interpret those traps.

To configure your management client software, specify the communities for the managed device, configure the port settings, and load the VMware MIB files. See the documentation for your management system for specific instructions for these steps.

To complete this task, download the VMware MIB files from the VMware Web site: http://communities.vmware.com/community/developer/managementapi.

1

In your management software, specify the vCenter Server or host as an SNMP-based managed device.

2

Set up appropriate community names in the management software.

These names must correspond to the communities set for the SNMP agent on the vCenter Server system or host.

3

(Optional) If you configured the SNMP agent to send traps to a port on the management system other than the default UDP port 162, configure the management client software to listen on the port you configured.

4

Load the VMware MIBs into the management software so you can view the symbolic names for the vCenter Server or host variables.

To prevent lookup errors, load the MIB files in the following order:

a

VMWARE-ROOT-MIB.mib

b

VMWARE-TC-MIB.mib

c

VMWARE-PRODUCTS-MIB.mib

d

VMWARE-SYSTEM-MIB.mib

e

VMWARE-ENV-MIB.mib

f

VMWARE-RESOURCES-MIB.mib

g

VMWARE-VMINFO-MIB.mib

h

VMWARE-OBSOLETE-MIB.mib (for use with versions of ESX/ESXi prior to 4.0)

i

VMWARE-AGENTCAP-MIB.mib

j

VMWARE-VC-EVENT-MIB.mib

The management software can now receive and interpret traps from vCenter Server or hosts.