CHAPTER 24 Simple Network Management Protocol

What You Will Learn

In this chapter, you will learn how SNMP is used to manage devices on a TCP/IP network. We’ll explore the SNMP model with many servers (agents) and few clients (managers).

You will learn about MIBs and the SMI tree for designating management information. We also briefly discuss RMON (remote monitor) and private management information bases (MIBs).

Network management, like network security, is often treated like an adjunct to the true task of networking, which is to relentlessly shuttle bits about (i.e., until something goes wrong). Then everyone wonders why it couldn’t be easier to figure out what went haywire. Without network management facilities, the network is like driving ...

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