Jul 182009

SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) functions through SNMP management systems and SNMP agents. A management system is an application that requests information from SNMP agents and directs agents to perform certain tasks, such as setting options on the remote device or returning configuration data. For instance, you might have a non-Windows Server 2008 router on the network which contains firmware to enable it to function as an SNMP agent. You can use a management system (SNMP-aware application) on your local workstation to manage the router, by viewing and changing the router’s configuration and monitoring its status.
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