Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a widely used management protocol and defined set of standards for communications with devices connected to an IP network. SNMP provides a means to monitor and control network devices. Additionally, SNMP is used to manage device configurations, collect statistics, and monitor device performance such as CPU, memory, and interface utilization, for example. SNMP is an Application Layer (Layer 7) protocol that facilitates the exchange of management information between network devices using UDP ports 161 and 162.
An SNMP-managed network consists of the following three core elements:
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