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Sams Teach Yourself Network Troubleshooting in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Jonathan Feldman

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Q&A

Q1: How do I configure my SNMP agents to send traps to my SNMP management station?
A1: Each SNMP-enabled device is different. Some devices use a GUI to specify a SNMP manager that accepts the IP number of the trap destination; others only broadcast SNMP traps. Some routers can be configured to catch these broadcasts and forward them to the real trap manager. Check your documentation for specifics.
Q2: I’ve got three file and print servers, one intranet server, forty workstations, an Internet firewall, a DMZ, and a Web server on the outside. What type of network monitoring is right for me?
A2: You said “monitoring,” without saying “predict” or “resource,” so my bet is that you’re probably just interested in whether things are up or down, ...

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