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SNMP

SNMP

(Simple Network Management Protocol) A widely used network monitoring and control protocol. Data are passed from SNMP agents, which are hardware and/or software processes reporting activity in each network device (hub, router, bridge, etc.) to the workstation console used to oversee the network. The agents return information contained in a MIB (Management Information Base), which is a data structure that defines what is obtainable from the device and what can be controlled (turned off, on, etc.). Originating in the Unix community, SNMP has become widely used on all major platforms.

SNMP 2 provides enhancements including security and an RMON (Remote Monitoring) MIB, which provides continuous feedback without having to be queried by the SNMP console. See RMON. See also SMTP.
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SNMP Enabler for Windows allows users to: remotely install, enable and configure SNMP on any Windows server or workstation on a network; simultaneously enable SNMP on multiple machines; and save time when deploying applications requiring SNMP.
At least one or more SNMP nodes capable of initiating management commands and or receiving monitoring notifications from other devices.
It takes you step by step through SNMP deployment, showing you how to get the best possible network visibility while avoiding pitfalls that can create delayed installations, cost overruns and reduced monitoring capability," said Berry.