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Server+ Certification Training Guide by Server+ Certified Technician Elton Jernigan

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Working with SNMP

  • 4.3 Set SNMP thresholds

SNMP is the Simple Network Management Protocol. Running at port 161 by default, it is the only way to obtain true statistics of network usage under TCP/IP. Installation and configuration of SNMP was discussed in Chapter 2, “1.0—Installation”; the focus here will supplement, rather than repeat, that information.

EXAM TIP

Update Your Baselines When you make significant changes to the system—such as adding faster hard drives or more RAM—you are making the old baseline no longer reflective of the system. Whenever you make significant changes, you need to toss away the old baseline and create a new one for the new configuration.

SNMP enables network administrators to remotely troubleshoot and monitor hubs ...

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