SNMP Protocol Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a popular protocol for network devices management. It is used for collecting information from, and configuring, network devices, such as servers, printers, hubs, switches, and routers on an Internet Protocol (IP) network. Very difficult to manage a large network with hundreds or thousands of nodes and it requires a large number staff to monitor every computer. SNMP, which is widely used in local area networks (LANs), lets you monitor network nodes from a management host. You can monitor network devices such as servers, workstations, printers, routers, bridges, and hubs, as well as services such as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) or Windows Internet Name Service (WINS). Use SNMP management software to monitor any network device on which you install SNMP agent software. By default All Networking devices including Routers, Switches, Firewalls and other devices have inbuilt SNMP agent, we have to enable […]
SNMP is an application-layer protocol that provides a message format for communication between SNMP managers and agents. The SNMP manager is the system used to control and monitors the activities of network hosts using SNMP; this is also called Network Management Station (NMS). This article explains how to configure Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) community strings on Cisco routers and Catalyst switches to enable SNMP agent. The configuration of SNMP on Cisco devices is very simple, and is handled from global configuration mode. We must define the relationship between the SNMP manger and Client. The command to enable SNMP client on the Cisco Router is snmp community, followed by the community name. This command also allows you to configure the SNMP agent as read only or for both read and write access. If not specified, by default it will be configured as read only. In this case, you configured community […]
The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is an application-layer protocol. SNMP can help network administrators manage network performance, find and solve network problems, and plan for network growth more easily. Note that you must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure. On Microsoft Windows, the SNMP service can be enabled and configured .When this is done, you will be allowed to retrieve information from the Microsoft Windows OS via SNMP. Proceed as follows:
In this article, I would like to share configuration of SNMP as part of Network management on HP Procurve Switches. SNMP Configuration Steps on HP ProCurve 2512 Switch Follow the commands illustrated below to enable SNMP on HP Procurve Switches. HP ProCurve Switch 2512(config)# snmp-server contact – Name of the switch administrator. location – Description of the switch location. community – Add/delete SNMP community. host – Define SNMP traps and their receivers. enable – Enable/disable authentication traps to be sent when a management station attempts an unauthorized access. HP ProCurve Switch 2512(config)# snmp-server community ASCII-STR Enter an ASCII string for the ‘community’ command/parameter.
The 3Com devices can be configured SNMP either from Browser or from CLI, whichever is comfortable to you. Via http login: 1. Open Explorer, enter the device ip(3com) and login as Admin user. 2. Select device view->System->Management->Community Strings->Modify 3. Enter the credentials and save them, with this the device will be accessible via SNMP from NMS System or SNMP manager. Via Telnet: 1. Open a Telnet terminal either using putty or windows command prompt and login to the device using admin credentials. Here are the steps to do. Login: admin Password: