SLE10 SNMP support

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Software Development Kit

Situation

What SNMP support is available in the SLE10 products?

Resolution

The SLE10 products include a number of packages which provide SNMP support.

net-snmp

Upstream project homepage: http://www.net-snmp.org/

The net-snmp package provides command line tools to get and set data from/on SNMP-capable devices, a daemon which can process and respond to SNMP traps, as well as an agent that can provide management information about a system via SNMP.

perl-SNMP

The perl-SNMP package provides a Perl API for SNMP.

php5-snmp

The php5-snmp package provides a PHP extension that allows fetching and setting data from/to SNMP-capable devices.

Ethereal (Wireshark)

The Ethereal network analysis tool (now renamed to Wireshark) can be used to capture and analyse network traffic. It supports SNMP protocol analysis.

Additional Information

Background

SNMP, the Simple Network Management Protocol, is a popular standard for monitoring network devices such as routers and switches. More background on SNMP can be found e.g. at Wikipedia.

Disclaimer

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  • Document ID:7001862
  • Creation Date: 13-Nov-2008
  • Modified Date:31-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit

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