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Special Edition Using TCP/IP, Second Edition by NIIT

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Network Management

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a protocol that belongs to the TCP/IP protocol suite and is used for network management. SNMP operates from the Application layer (see Figure 12.1) of the TCP/IP reference model. SNMP, being an Application layer protocol, can be used for any hardware and software technology and is adopted as the standard for network management on the Internet.

Figure 12.1. SNMP operates from the Application layer of the TCP/IP reference model and is used as the standard for network management.

Network management is the process of monitoring a network to ensure the smooth functioning of various ...

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