When you configure the ESXi SNMP agent for SNMP v1 and v2c, the agent supports sending traps and receiving GET requests. Authentication is provided using community strings.


To enable the ESXi standalone SNMP agent to send and receive SNMP v1 and v2c messages, you must configure at least one community for the agent.


You can use the ESXi SNMP agent to send virtual machine and environmental traps to management systems.


If you configure the ESXi SNMP agent for polling, it can listen for and respond to requests from SNMP management client systems, such as GET requests.