The Simple Network Management Protocol, or SNMP, is a collection of protocols that are designed to facilitate the monitoring and management of network resources. SNMP is not a WebLogic-specific product; actually, it predates the entire company by a couple of decades.
The SNMP protocol has been steadily refined over the years to arrive at its present almost-usable state. The protocol as a whole is primarily defined in RFCs 1155, 1156, 1157 and expanded in a couple of dozen other RFCs.
Generally speaking, SNMP systems have a centralized manager—not the WebLogic server manager—which keeps an eye on one or more agents. In the context of WebLogic, the role of SNMP agent is fulfilled by one or more WebLogic servers with their SNMP component enabled. ...