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VMware ESXi Host SNMP Interface number

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How do i marry up the Interface number detected by PRTG snmp traffic sensor and the actual NIC port on the ESXi host? The ESXi cli shows the PCI Device ID as a hex number, but the numbering in slightly different on PRTG, e.g. there are not hex letters. For example, PRTG detected an interface number as 6:16:00:1, however, on the host (the closed thing i can see that matches/looks similar to the PRTG number) are:

vmnic0   0000:002:00.0
vmnic1   0000:002:00.1 
vmnic10  0000:011:00.0
vmnic11  0000:011:00.1

esxi snmptrafficsensor vmware-monitoring

Created on Mar 18, 2015 2:33:24 PM by  Tomjedur Rahman (0) 1

Last change on Mar 23, 2015 1:48:01 PM by  Arne Seifert [Paessler Support]



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Dear Tomjedur

Please go to the PRTG device of that sensor and open the device settings. Please open the "SNMP compatibility options".

Available placeholders are:

[port]
[ifalias]
[ifname]
[ifdescr]
[ifspeed]
[ifsensor]

You can use multiple placeholders, separated by space. Please add more placeholders to see if you can match the sensors.

Created on Mar 23, 2015 2:14:02 PM by  Arne Seifert [Paessler Support]

Last change on Mar 23, 2015 2:14:45 PM by  Arne Seifert [Paessler Support]



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This is pretty much what you need

([port]) [ifname] [ifspeed] [ifsensor]

Created on Jan 29, 2022 10:42:19 PM by  JJWatMyself (10)



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