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Juniper Networks® Field Guide and Reference by Juniper Networks®, Cris Morris, Gary Drenan, Aviva Garrett

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System Management with SNMP

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) enables the monitoring of network devices from a central location. The SNMP agent exchanges network management information with SNMP manager software running on a network management system (NMS), or host. The agent responds to requests for information and actions from the manager. The agent also controls access to the agent's management information base (MIB), the collection of objects that can be viewed or changed by the SNMP manager.

The SNMP manager collects information on network connectivity, activity, and events by polling managed devices. Communication between the agent and the manager occurs in one of the following forms:

  • Get, GetBulk, and GetNext requests—The manager ...

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