You can configure up to four receivers to receive SNMP traps from vCenter Server. For each receiver, specify a host name, port, and community.


To configure SNMP settings, the vSphere Client must be connected to a vCenter Server system.

Required privilege: Global.Settings


  1. If necessary, select Administration > vCenter Server Settings to display the vCenter Server Settings dialog box.
  2. In the settings list, select SNMP.
  3. In Receiver URL, enter the host name or IP address of the SNMP receiver.
  4. In the field next to the Receiver URL field, enter the port number of the receiver.
    The port number must be a value between 1 and 65535.
  5. In Community String, enter the community identifier.
  6. Click OK.