Archive : VMware ESXi

Homelab Mac Pro 6,1 (Trashcan) 2013 built using Cloud Foundation Lab Constructor

My main homelab  machine is Mac Pro 6,1 (Trashcan) 12 core Xeon 128gb ram 500gb M2.

HP MicroServer N54L running Freenas providing additional storage.

As you can see from Screenshot ESXi 8  is installed on Mac Pro.

I used the the following link and instructions once registered.

VMware Cloud Foundation Lab Constructor (

SDDC Manager

Nested hosts view from SDDC Manager

Nested Hosts in vCenter

NSX-T Manager showing Transport zones created

NSX-T Manager Host Transport Nodes

This is not a detailed guide just wanted to see if it would work was slow and really need to upgrade m.2 drive, I had configured to use FreeNas for storage. Once I upgrade the m.2 drive I will try again and write a more detailed guide.

How to setup SNMP on ESXi 6.5

1: Select Host you want to turn SNMP on. 2: Configure and Security profile. 3: Services and edit

1: Highlight SSH. 2: Click Start and OK

Launch Putty and log onto host you enabled SSH on

Type the following or copy and paste.

esxcli system snmp set –communities
esxcli system snmp set –enable true

When using ESXi Firewall you will need to allow SNMP.

esxcli network firewall ruleset set –ruleset-id snmp –allowed-all true
esxcli network firewall ruleset set –ruleset-id snmp –enabled true

NOTE: This opens up to Everyone.

You can configure it to specific IP addresses:

esxcli network firewall ruleset set –ruleset-id snmp –allowed-all false
esxcli network firewall ruleset allowedip add –ruleset-id snmp –ip-address
esxcli network firewall ruleset set –ruleset-id snmp –enabled true

The CMD to restart SNMP service

/etc/init.d/snmpd restart