The SNMP management station refers to a node from which managed elements are monitored using the SNMP protocol. Typically, it is a standalone workstation that is on the same network as the managed elements. While this book will consistently use the term SNMP management station, other terms used for it include management console, management system, or managing node.
Because most frameworks use SNMP as a basis for communication, Oracle products that support SNMP can be integrated into virtually every management framework. Third-party products such as CA Unicenter, HP OpenView, Tivoli NetView, Aprisma Spectrum, Sun Solstice, and Castle Rock SNMPc Network Manager provide SNMP Management Station functionality.