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    SNMP Server ? why do I need it ?

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    by jsarinana ·

    I have a raid 5 server running NT4.0 service pack 5. I recently lost a h.d. and swapped it out with a new replacement.

    I was asked by my server support person where we bought the server to load there Global Array Manager s.w. which will help better manage my raid 5.

    I downloaded the s.w. and when I tried to install, the install wants me to install snmp service.

    What is snmp service ? what is it for ? what are the installation steps involved ?

    Do I need to back snmp a certain way ?
    My server support did not have a good answer.

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    • #3868960

      SNMP Server ? why do I need it ?

      by astute ·

      In reply to SNMP Server ? why do I need it ?

      What is snmp service ?

      The Simple Network Management Protocol(SNMP)is an application-layer protocol that facilitates the exchange of management information between network devices. It is part of the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocol suite.

      what is it for ?
      SNMP enables network administrators to manage network performance, find and solve network problems, and plan for network growth.

      what are the installation steps involved ?

      Rt. Click Network Neighborhood, select properties.
      Select services tab, click Add, select snmp service. Click ok , u may be asked for winnt server cd , u may have to restart to start the service. Thats it .

      Good luck

    • #3868959

      SNMP Server ? why do I need it ?

      by Anonymous ·

      In reply to SNMP Server ? why do I need it ?

      SNMP is a network management protocol. Since you’re using a Global-type program, I’m assuming it communicates with the other raid servers using SNMP. You’ll need it for this to work. And on all servers participating in the global program..

    • #3868953

      SNMP Server ? why do I need it ?

      by bjackey13 ·

      In reply to SNMP Server ? why do I need it ?

      The information above is all absolutely correct. Here is a little more info on SNMP:

      SNMP allows any snmp capable device on the network such as switches, routers, NICs, and other medium to high-end networking hardware to communicate with eachother via SNMP messages. SNMP management software, such as HP Ovenview’s Network Node Manager Suite, grabs all of this SNMP info to keep a constant map of how the network is functioning, where there are bottlenecks or breaks, and expansion possibilites(as well as many other functions).

    • #3868926

      SNMP Server ? why do I need it ?

      by achan ·

      In reply to SNMP Server ? why do I need it ?

      All the answers above are good. Just one thing to add that is don’t forget to re-apply your NT service pack after installed the SNMP service. Otherwise unexpected result may occur after the reboot.

      Good luck.

    • #3843875

      SNMP Server ? why do I need it ?

      by jsarinana ·

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