Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

Simple Network Management Protocol overview

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a set of protocols for managing complex networks. SNMP protocols are application layer protocols. Using SNMP, devices within a network send messages, called protocol data units (PDUs), to different parts of a network. Network management using SNMP requires three components:

  • SNMP Manager
  • SNMP Agent
  • Management Information Base (MIB)