You can use SNMP tools to diagnose configuration problems.

  • Run the esxcli system snmp test command from the ESXCLI set to prompt the SNMP agent to send a test warmStart trap.
  • Run the esxcli system snmp get command to display the current configuration of the SNMP agent.
  • The SNMPv2-MIB.mib file provides several counters to aid in debugging SNMP problems. See SNMPv2 Diagnostic Counters.
  • The VMWARE-ESX-AGENTCAP-MIB.mib file defines the capabilities of the VMware SNMP agents by product version. Use this file to determine if the SNMP functionality that you want to use is supported.