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Cisco LAN Switching Fundamentals by Basir Sakandar - CCIE No. 6040, David Barnes - CCIE No. 6563

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Configuring SNMP

Now that the sample network in this chapter has been configured and is operational, the switches should be configured so that management stations can gather information via the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). SNMP is used to gather statistics, counters, and tables in the Management Information Base (MIB) of a device.

The SNMP framework consists of three parts:

  • SNMP manager

  • SNMP agent

  • MIB

The SNMP manager is a host that monitors the activities of network devices using SNMP. The SNMP manager is typically referred to as the Network Management Station (NMS). The SNMP agent is software running on the device being monitored by the SNMP manager. A MIB is a virtual storage area for network management information consisting ...

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