You can do a lot of configuration of ESXi through the GUI, but one thing I’ve found that you cannot do is configure SNMP.
I can see in the GUI that SNMP service is stopped, and that’s about it:
- Even if you can manage to get the service started from the GUI, you’ll still have to set your community string somehow. I couldn’t exactly find a place to set that, so it’s off to the CLI we go.
So here’s how to enable SNMP and configure the community string/firewall on ESXi 6.0 or 6.5: