When planning your network, you will be faced with multiple different proprietary and open protocol-based options. The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a common option. Since it is an open-sourced protocol, it is a set of guidelines freely available to everyone.
An SNMP operating system includes the following elements:
The controlling element of a network management system is the SNMP monitoring software of a master station. It will protect, monitor and manage the network.
You want visibility of all your remote sites at once, not separate systems for non-SNMP and SNMP equipment. Then you can use your SNMP monitoring software where it does best: network inventory and drilling down for specific equipment problems.
Don't use an SNMP manager for fault management and network alarm notification. It's missing seven critical functions for this task. Unless you have everything reporting to one system, you won't have complete visibility. This is the role that integrated network monitoring software was designed for.
If you're integrating non-SNMP network monitoring software with an SNMP-based network monitoring system or switching from traditional telemetry, an off-the-shelf SNMP manager won't provide the visibility you're expecting.
There are seven critical functions for integrating SNMP and non- SNMP network monitoring software. Your SNMP monitoring implementation will be successful only if it supports all seven functions.
You need to see DPS gear in action. Get a live demo with our engineers.
Download our free SNMP White Paper. Featuring SNMP Expert Marshall DenHartog.
This guidebook has been created to give you the information you need to successfully implement SNMP-based alarm monitoring in your network.
Have a specific question? Ask our team of expert engineers and get a specific answer!
Sign up for the next DPS Factory Training!
Whether you're new to our equipment or you've used it for years, DPS factory training is the best way to get more from your monitoring.Reserve Your Seat Today