What is SNMP?
SNMP stands for Simple Network Management Protocol. It is a network protocol used for collecting organizing and exchanging information between network devices. SNMP is widely used in network management for configuring network devices like switches, hubs, routers, printers, servers.
SNMP consists of the below components:
- SNMP Manager
- Managed device
- SNMP Agent
- Management Information Base (MIB)
The below diagram shows how these components are connected with each other in the SNMP architecture:
SNMP is a part of the TCP/IP suite. There are 3 main versions of SNMP which include SNMPv1, SNMPv2, and SNMPv3.