Monitoring ESXi with an standard open source monitoring tool usually requires SNMP. Searching for SNMP in the vCenter configuration context this simply allows you to start the service – but not exactly leads to success in the first place. Probably you get an error.
You check in the security profiles and find the service stopped although it is configured to start with the host. Manual start delivers an “ooops”.
Looking for an clickable configuration context did not lead to an solution I was aware of. Continue reading