This chapter provides a brief overview of Enterprise Manager support for SNMP. It includes the following sections:
The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a protocol used for managing or monitoring devices, where many of these devices are network-type devices such as routers, switches, and so on. SNMP enables a single application to first retrieve information, then push new information between a wide range of systems independent of the underlying hardware.
Designed primarily for database, network, and system administrators, SNMP support integrates Enterprise Manager into a number of existing, widely-used management systems. Also, Enterprise Manager can extend its monitoring scope to devices that can be monitored using SNMP.