Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) allows management programs to monitor and control networked devices. You can manage vSphere 5.0 SNMP agents by using vicfg-snmp commands.

The host-based embedded SNMP agent is disabled by default. Configuring and enabling the agent requires that you perform the following tasks.


Configure SNMP communities. See Configuring SNMP Communities.


Configure the SNMP agent. You have the following choices.

Configuring the SNMP Agent to Send Traps

Configuring the SNMP Agent for Polling