Enable SNMP on ESXi 5.o

use Putty to connect to your host or use the ESXi console.
cd to vmware folder : cd /etc/vmware/
do and ls you will see your beast snmp.xml here
Step1
Edit the file using vi
vi snmp.xml
you will see a single line. press i to enter the edit mode.
Step2
we need to change false to true  and add Public  between   <communities></communities>
Step3
once happy with this, Press Esc and the :wq to save and quit.
we will have to restart the services.sh under /sbin/ folder with /sbin/services.sh restart
you should now be able to use any monitoring software to monitor your hosts.
Enjoy.

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