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Question number: 852

» Basic CS » Networks

Essay Question▾

Describe in Detail

Describe the architecture of an SNMP agent.


Architectures of SNMP

Architectures of SNMP

Architectures of SNMP.

  • SNMP Network Managers and master agents use SNMP protocols to communicate with each other.

  • A network can have multiple SNMP Network Managers with each workstation having one master agent.

SNMP network managers:

  • A program getting and displaying information from master agents.

  • SNMP Network Managers allow selection of items to monitor and the format to display the information.

Master agents:

  • A software program that provides the interface between an SNMP Network Manager and a subagent.


  • A software program that provides information to a master agent.

Managed components:

  • Hardware or software that provides a subagent.

  • Example, database servers, operating systems, routers, and printers can be managed components if they provide subagents.

Management Information Bases:

  • A group of tables that specify the information that a subagent provides to a master agent.

  • MIBs follow SNMP protocols to provide the information.

Question number: 853

» Basic CS » Operating System

Short Answer Question▾

Write in Short

What are the reasons for process suspension?


  • Swapping:

    • The operating system needs to release sufficient main memory to bring in a ready process.

  • Interactive user request:

    • User wishes to suspend execution of a program for purpose of debugging.

  • Timing:

    • A process may be suspended periodically for the next time interval.

  • Parent process request:

    • A parent processes wishes to suspend execution of descendent to examine or modify the suspended process.