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


Required privilege: Global.Settings


  1. In the vSphere Client, navigate to the vCenter Server instance.
  2. Select the Configure tab.
  3. Under Settings, select General.
  4. Click Edit.
  5. Select SNMP receivers.
  6. Select the Enable receiver 1 box.
  7. In Primary Receiver URL, enter the host name or IP address of the SNMP receiver.
  8. In Receiver port, enter the port number of the receiver.
    The port number must be a value between 1 and 65535.
  9. In Community string, enter the community identifier.
  10. To send alarms to multiple receivers, select the additional Enable receiver boxes and enter the host name, port number, and community identifier for those receivers.
  11. Click Save.