SNMP Adding to Switches

By murtazad52 ·
Is it good to add SNMP on all the switches in the network.

Does it increases traffic in the newtwork.

Thanks a lot for the suggestions


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by netwrk_admn In reply to SNMP Adding to Switches

Monitoring is the number one reason people do it. Why do you want to do it?

I use SNMP all over my network, the thing is, the packets aren't huge, and they are UDP - so if the packet never gets received, they aren't request again adding to more traffic. Try setting the SNMP requests to a high amount, say 3-6 minutes between queries. There are minor security risks, I suggest you look into them and how to avoid them.

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