Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

SNMP Manager

The SNMP Manager can communicate to the devices within a network using the SNMP protocol. Typically, SNMP Managers are network management systems (NMS) that manage networks by monitoring the network parameters, and optionally, setting parameters in managed devices. Normally, the SNMP Manager sends read requests to the devices that host the SNMP Agent, to which the SNMP Agent responds with the requested data. In some cases, the managed devices can initiate the communication, and send data to the SNMP Manager using asynchronous events called traps.