Basic CS-Networks [3i Infotech Placement]: Sample Questions 90 - 90 of 90

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Question 90


Describe in Detail


Describe the architecture of an SNMP agent.


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.

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