Working with SNMP

This recipe centers on SNMP. Here, you will learn how to use Orchestrator to receive SNMP traps from vCenter/ESXi and use them to trigger workflows.

Getting ready

For this recipe, we need an SNMP source. We will use vCenter and ESXi hosts as SNMP sources.

To prepare vCenter and ESXi servers to send or receive SNMP messages, refer to the There's more... section of this recipe.

How to do it...

We will split this recipe into configuring and using SNMP with Orchestrator.

Configuring SNMP devices

To configure Orchestrator to send or receive SNMP messages from SNMP devices, follow these steps for each SNMP device:

  1. In Device address, enter the IP or FQDN of the device you want to send or receive SNMP messages to/from.
  2. In the Orchestrator Client, ...

Get VMware vRealize Orchestrator Cookbook - Second Edition now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.