snmp Call “HostServiceSystem.Start” for object “serviceSystem” on ESXi “” failed.

During the snmp daemon enabling in vmware esxi 5.5.0 the following error appears.

We have to enable snmp service in /etc/vmware/snmp.xml , log through in ssh and

~ # vi /etc/vmware/snmp.xml

this is the default content






also we can add and snmp community


restart all the services

/sbin/ restart









Monitoring LSI SMC1078 RAID Controller in VMware ESXi 5.5.0

Log in through ssh service and take a look of a raid controller model

~ # esxcfg-scsidevs -l | egrep -i 'display name|vendor'
Display Name: Local LSILOGIC Enclosure Svc Dev (mpx.vmhba2:C0:T2:L0)
Vendor: LSILOGIC Model: SASX36 A.0 Revis: 9
Display Name: Local USB CD-ROM (mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L0)
Vendor: AMI Model: Virtual CDROM Revis: 1.00
Display Name: Local USB Direct-Access (mpx.vmhba32:C0:T0:L1)
Vendor: AMI Model: Virtual Floppy Revis: 1.00
Display Name: Local LSI Disk (naa.6003048004319400196ff10f1cd9e340)
Vendor: LSI Model: SMC1078 Revis: 1.40
Display Name: Local LSI Disk (naa.6003048004319400196ff17d2365327d)
Vendor: LSI Model: SMC1078 Revis: 1.40
Display Name: Local LSI Disk (naa.60030480043194001a1cfe07181f1b2b)
Vendor: LSI Model: SMC1078 Revis: 1.40
~ #

We need to download VMware SMIS Provider, go to LSI web site and download it.
Other useful tool is MegaClI, go to the same link and download MegaCLI 5.5 P1 .Copy files to remote server.

scp vmware-esx-provider-lsiprovider.vib [email protected]:/vmfs/volumes/machines/ISO

scp vmware-esx-MegaCli-8.07.07.vib [email protected]:/vmfs/volumes/machines/ISO

Installation process

esxcli software vib install --no-sig-check -v /vmfs/volumes/machines/ISO/vmware-esx-provider-lsiprovider.vib
esxcli software vib install --no-sig-check -v /vmfs/volumes/machines/ISO/vmware-esx-MegaCli-8.07.07.vib

Shutdown all virtual machines and reboot the esxi host, it will need about 30 minutes to update the storage information and the hard drives will appear in the healt status.

Some MegaCLI useful commands

cd /opt/lsi/MegaCLI #
Controller information

./MegaCli -AdpAllInfo -aALL
./MegaCli -CfgDsply -aALL

Enclosure information

./MegaCli -EncInfo -aALL

Virtual drive information

./MegaCli -LDInfo -Lall -aALL

Physical drive information

./MegaCli -PDList -aALL

check raid for errors

./MegaCli -LDInfo -Lall -aALL -NoLog | egrep -i "fail|degrad|error"

Vmware esxi : Could not find a trusted signer

During the installation of vSphere Installation Bundle (VIB) package I received the following error

esxcli software vib install -d "/vmfs/volumes/machines/"
('VMware_bootbank_scsi-megaraid-sas_6.601.55.00-1vmw.500.0.0.472560', 'Could not find a trusted signer.')
vibs = VMware_bootbank_scsi-megaraid-sas_6.601.55.00-1vmw.500.0.0.472560
Please refer to the log file for more details.

this is a result of following package which is not from trusted vendor, it’s from a third-party, we have to add “–no-sig-check”
option to proceed with the installation

esxcli software vib install -d "/vmfs/volumes/machines/" --no-sig-check
Installation Result
Message: The update completed successfully, but the system needs to be rebooted for the changes to be effective.
Reboot Required: true
VIBs Installed: VMware_bootbank_scsi-megaraid-sas_6.601.55.00-1vmw.500.0.0.472560
VIBs Removed: VMware_bootbank_scsi-megaraid-sas_6.600.60.00.1vmw-1vmw.500.0.0.472560
VIBs Skipped: