Posts Tagged ‘SNMP management’

A Console Server for Enterprise SNMP Management Applications

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

SNMP compatibility is one of the most common features that network administrators look for when selecting network devices. Due to its low cost, widespread availability and ease of use, SNMP has become largely accepted as the industry standard for managing both large and small network applications. The popularity of SNMP as a management tool for both wide area networks and local networks has compelled network engineers to insist that each element in the network infrastructure provides support for SNMP in order to ensure compatibility with SNMP based network management programs.

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How are SNMP Traps Used in Console Management Applications?

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

In order to provide network monitoring capabilities, most console management products include the ability to generate alarms when specific conditions are detected. For example, your console management unit might send an alarm when high temperatures are detected, or when communication with an attached device is interrupted. These alarms can be very useful to network administrators, allowing them to address small problems before they turn into big problems … but how can your console management unit let you know when alarm has been generated if your equipment rack is located in Tennessee and your office is located in Oregon?

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How Can SNMP MIB Compatibility Simplify Console Server Applications?

Monday, July 19th, 2010

SNMP MIB support is a crucial element for a wide variety console server applications. SNMP MIB compatibility enables the console server or serial switch to address and interpret commands given by third party software such as Openview or Solaris, allowing the software to accept commands and poll information from the console server.

In order for SNMP compatibility to provide a wide range of control functions, it is essential that the MIB library is built in to the console server, allowing for easier compatibility and interface between the two platforms. These pre-defined libraries of MIB commands provide improved communication capabilities with third party software, ensuring that commands are correctly interpreted and executed.

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