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Implementing Cisco Networking Solutions by Harpreet Singh

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Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

An important aspect of network operations is to identify network incidents and provide reporting capabilities that will help in proactive problem analysis and root-cause analysis. This requires that specific information be continuously obtained from network devices, such as port status, protocol stats, the traffic load on interfaces, the CPU utilization, and devices. SNMP is a protocol that provides a message format to obtain this information from the network devices.

SNMP is an application-layer protocol that provides a message format for communication between SNMP managers and agents. SNMP provides a standardized framework and a common language used for monitoring and management of devices in a ...

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