SNMP in terms of System Management

The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP for short) has two aspects.

One, is as an agent, which allows the device that is running SNMP to be discovered and inventoried by a Monitoring Agent. (Port 161)

The second, allows to send traps to a Monitoring Agent via port 162.

For our purposes, we won’t go into all the specifics of SNMP, just that it can be used by a Monitoring Software for discovery/ inventory and alert processing. More specifics can be found here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simple_Network_Management_Protocol 

That being said, here are some pieces of how SNMP can be leveraged in multi-operating system environments: