VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 Host not Compliant after updating to 5.5 Update 2 (2068190).

Issue: My host had Compliance Failures, with “SNMP Agent Configuration differs”.


Fix: Use these instructions ONLY:If you are not currently using SNMP Agent on your VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 Host.Step # 1Stop snmp Service Daemon.

Select Host>Configuration>Security Profile.

Next, Under Services, select Properties

Then, Under Label, select snmpd

Next, Click Options…

Step # 2

Under Startup Policy, select Start and stop manually

If service is started, Stop it using the Stop button.

Next, Click the OK button, then Click OK button again.

Note: With Update 2, this is set to Start and stop with host

Step # 3

Select your Host Profile, under Host Profiles.

Right-Click on Host Profile, then select Enable/Disable Profile Configuration…

Under your Profile Structure, select Firewall configuration

Next, under Ruleset Configuration, scroll down to snmp

Under Check the Check Box, snmp

Step # 4

Under your Profile Structure, within the main section.

Next, scroll down to SNMP Agent Configuration.

Under Check the Check Box, SNMP Agent Configuration, next Click OK button.

Step # 5

Re-Check Host Compliance, this time your VMware vSphere ESXi 5.5 Host should be Compliant.