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Configuring SNMP traps for the vCenter Server

Steps to configure the vCenter Server to generate SNMP traps: A.In the Home page of vSphere Client B.Select vCenter Server Settings  C.Select SNMP configuration D.Enable one of the SNMP receivers E. Provide the details for :  Receiver URL : Provide the host name of the Management Server (target SNMP server / monitoring tool) which will be connected to the VMware vCenter Server. (VMware vCenter Server sends the SNMP traps to this Management Server) Configure port 162 as the SNMP port. Community String: Provide community string (default string is "public")  SNMP versions v1/v2/v3 are supported That is all that is needed for the configuration.  Now you need to configure alarm for generating SNMP traps in the vCenter server. When ever there is a change in the environment ( host state change, VM state change ,etc) the trigger will be generated and send an alert to the monitoring server.  Configure the Alarms After you have setup the external SNMP server, v