SNMP and Commands
SNMP and Commands
A network management system is a set of software or hardware tools that allow an administrator to manage all the components of a large network. Choosing the appropriate network management system can be crucial to efficiency and success of your network. It enables the tracking of devices on the network. It can be used to monitor the performance of the network to ensure that the network speeds meet the organizations needs and match the throughput guaranteed in the service level agreement. A good network management system will provide an administrator with network performance analysis. This will allow them to know how much bandwidth is being utilized, the amount of packets being lost, latency, and availability of routers and switches. A widely used management protocol is Simple Network Management Protocol, or commonly known as SNMP. Often MIB is often associated with SNMP, the Simple Network Management Protocol. SNMP defines a particular communication protocol that is often used between managers and agent. In this paper I will discuss what SNMP is and the hierarchical tree, object identifier (OID), groups, and object types.
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a popular protocol for network management. It is used for collecting information from, and configuring, network devices, such as servers, printers, hubs, switches, and routers on an Internet Protocol network. Using SNMP, you can monitor network performance, audit network usage, detect network faults or inappropriate access, and in some cases configure remote devices. SNMP is designed to be deployed on the largest possible number of network devices, to have minimal impact on the managed nodes, to have minimal transport requirements, and to continue working when most other network applications fail (Technet, 2014).
MIB information is arranged into a conceptual tree. Every definition in a MIB module is represented by a node in...