SNMP Components and Functions

SNMP Components

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Which three are the components of SNMP? (Choose three)



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A. B. C. D. E.


SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is a protocol used to manage and monitor network devices such as routers, switches, servers, and printers. SNMP consists of three main components:

  1. SNMP Manager: SNMP Manager is the software application used to manage and monitor the network devices. It sends SNMP requests to the SNMP agents running on the devices to gather information about their status, configuration, and performance. SNMP Manager can also send SNMP traps to the SNMP agents to notify them of any critical events or alarms.

  2. SNMP Agent: SNMP Agent is the software module running on the network devices that responds to the SNMP requests from the SNMP Manager. The SNMP Agent collects the information about the device such as CPU utilization, memory usage, interface status, and sends it back to the SNMP Manager in the form of SNMP messages. The SNMP Agent can also generate SNMP traps to notify the SNMP Manager of any critical events or alarms.

  3. MIB (Management Information Base): MIB is a database of information that defines the managed objects in a network device. It contains information about the device's configuration, status, and performance. The SNMP Manager uses the MIB to understand the structure of the SNMP messages sent by the SNMP Agent and to interpret the data contained in them. The MIB is organized as a tree structure, with each node representing a different aspect of the device's configuration or status.

Therefore, the correct answer is A. MIB, B. SNMP Agent, and D. SNMP Manager.

C. SysLog Server and E. Set are not components of SNMP. A SysLog Server is a separate system used to collect and store log messages from network devices. Set is not a component of SNMP, but it refers to the operation of setting or configuring the values of managed objects in a network device using SNMP.