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By vijay_t52 ·
give me some information about snmp,mib
how it is used in different platforms

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by zaferus In reply to information

A kind of vague question, but I'll try to answer what I think your asking:

SNMP is "Simple Network Management Protocol" and it really has 3 main uses:

1. Alerts - which are kind of like a windows event alert in that they send an alert to a system configured to receive them.

2. Management - When this system gets and alert or at a scheduled time it can send an automated management type message, typically asking the system to alter it's configuration.

3. Trending and monitoring - this one is my favorite and what most people use. This lets a system "poll" specific information from systems it is monitoring about averages and current data.

Using MRTG (RRD) - I recommend for his RRD tool. Steve is also VERY helpful in his forum.

Once set up it can give you information on very useful things like CPU utilization, HDD space remaining, network utilization and a ton of other very useful things to be able to see on a minute by minute basis (incuding if something is down). is a great tool for letting you "browse" through a device and see what information it can give you - and this includes Linux, Windows, many switches, routers and lots of other devices. Their "list" of things they can tell you is what the MIB is. Sometimes for a device you need to download it's latest MIB to be able to see everything it can tell you.


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