SNMP overview

SNMP is a protocol used by network management systems to monitor devices on a network. It works by querying device objects, such as an interface status or port state. Virtual Connect supports SNMPv1, SNMPv2, and SNMPv3.

SNMP consists of the following key components:

  • SNMP managed devices
  • SNMP agents
  • SNMP management station
  • MIBs
  • SNMP traps