Cannot start the SNMP service from vCenter Server

Hey guys,


This week I tried to enable SNMP service to my ESX servers in order to add them to my new monitor system, so I went to my vCenter and tried to enable the SNMP service and for some reason get an error that probably restart was solving this issue, I couldn’ restart the ESX during the work day and was so enthusiastic to add my hosts to the monitor system, eventually I found good way to fix it.

You can fix by open SSH to your ESX and run the following commands:

  • esxcli system snmp set --communities public
    esxcli system snmp set --enable true

    Then go back to you vCenter and start SNMP service and you can see that it runs successfully.


Hope was useful for you.

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My name is Meir Peleg, (Born 30/04/1991) live in ISRAEL. Live and breath IT world. Microsoft MVP Windows IT & VMware vExpert.