1 Introduction and Roadmap

This chapter describes the content and organization of this guide—Monitoring Oracle WebLogic Server with SNMP. This document explains the capabilities of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) in WebLogic Server, and how SNMP can be used in WebLogic Server to enable enterprise-wide management systems to manage heterogeneous software and hardware environments from a single management console.

This chapter includes the following sections:

Document Scope and Audience

This document is a resource for systems administrators who use SNMP to monitor WebLogic Server.

The topics in this document describe the SNMP capabilities of WebLogic Server. The WebLogic Server Administration Console Online Help provides specific, task-related information on configuring SNMP services in a WebLogic Server domain.

It is assumed that the reader is familiar with SNMP and general network management concepts. For background information on SNMP, refer to the documents listed in Related Documentation.

Guide to this Document

This document is organized as follows:

Related Documentation

For step-by-step instructions on configuring SNMP services in a WebLogic Server domain, see Use SNMP to monitor WebLogic Server in the Oracle WebLogic Server Administration Console Online Help.

For information on other technologies for monitoring WebLogic Server, see the following documents:

For background information on SNMP, see com.protocols.snmp SNMP FAQ Part 1 (http://www.faqs.org/faqs/snmp-faq/part1/) and Part 2 (http://www.faqs.org/faqs/snmp-faq/part2/).

Standards Supported by WebLogic Server SNMP

This release of WebLogic Server supports the following SNMP standards:

Table 1-1 Supported SNMP Standards

Features Supported Standards

SNMP protocol


Network protocol


Authentication protocol for SNMPv3


Privacy protocol for SNMPv3

New and Changed Features in This Release

For a comprehensive listing of the new WebLogic Server features introduced in this release, see What's New in Oracle WebLogic Server.