SNMP Monitoring Tool

Collect and monitor details about your network devices’ performance and identify potential issues. Get higher availability of your servers, applications, and services with the help of SNMP monitoring with Motadata AIOps.

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IT enterprise consists of various network elements, making the network architecture complex and crucial to manage, such as switches, routers, wireless devices, firewalls, etc.

If these devices are not monitored properly, the network will face many issues, resulting in downtime and inefficient performance. Thus, monitoring the whole network architecture and network devices is very important.

The network management protocols help network devices to share the configuration and other information with the management or monitoring solution more easily.

For example, a protocol such as SNMP comes with a pre-configured SNMP agent for most network devices. One such internet protocol lets network devices share the network activity and performance information with Motadata.

SNMP Performance Monitoring

SNMP protocol is one of the most industry-accepted protocols that is easy to configure and implement. With SNMP monitoring, the network administrator can track the performance of SNMP-enabled network devices, discover and resolve network issues and perform capacity planning.

It does not only offers Network Performance Monitoring, but you can also manage various network resources such as UPS, printers, NVR, and other SNMP-enabled devices with Motadata AIOps.

In addition, the auto-discovery ability lets you identify all the SNMP-enabled network devices from the network and add them to the inventory with the help of credentials profiles.

List of SNMP devices

SNMP Trap Monitor

SNMP Traps are nothing but encrypted messages that are sent from the network devices to the monitoring solution, Motadata. The messages contain information about the issues on the network devices.

Unlike periodically polling, with SNMP Traps, the network admins get to know about the ongoing network issues in real time.

It can be challenging to manage the number of SNMP Trap messages and devices with complex enterprise networks. A monitoring solution and network admin receive many SNMP traps, and it can be difficult to identify the crucial messages about serious network issues and prioritize them.

With Motadata, you can manage the SNMP trap and set alerts for the specific SNMP trap messages based on the applied filter and severity.

Fault Management & Reports

It is a crucial responsibility of a monitoring solution to detect the faults from the on-going network activities and notify the network admins. Fault management is the process of detecting, isolating, and correcting network problems.

You can also get the problem reports from the SNMP-enabled network devices. Motadata also assures that you are alerted about network issues such as network breakdowns or performance efficiency issues.

With Motadata AIOps on board, network admins can detect and focus on network issues rapidly, and the performance statistics reports help gain complete visibility into network activities.

Customized dashboards and on-demand reports help network enterprises make confident decisions. In addition, the performance widgets and graphs help you get an idea about ongoing issues and performance in real-time.

Network Infrastructure

SNMP Device Catalog

SNMP Device Catalog

The SNMP Device Catalog is a vendor-agnostic repository of approx. 30,000 devices categorized by their Object Identifier (OID). It plays a crucial role in the AIOps device discovery process. 

But what makes Motadata’s SNMP Device Catalog special is that you can also add your own custom devices to it that aren’t part of the catalog.

Additionally, you can also keep an eye on various metrics from all your network devices, even if they are not part of the default AIOps monitoring setup. 

These could be: 

  • New metrics introduced by the device vendor  
  • Customized metrics you wish to create based on specific manipulations of metric OIDs 

To do this, you can add a new entry in the SNMP Device Catalog, which tells the system which metric you want to keep an eye on and from which device. This way, you can start tracking these specific metrics in the future. 

In simple terms, Motadata’s SNMP Device Catalog helps you discover and monitor your network devices accurately, giving you insights into how well your network is performing and staying healthy, as long as you set it up right. 

A Comprehensive SNMP Monitoring with Motadata AIOps

You can get the maximum benefits for the network and application by adopting a monitoring solution such as Motadata. It is a unified monitoring tool that manages your network and helps you focus on more challenging and crucial tasks.

The pre-built OID and templates let you easily discover the SNMP-enabled device information easily and add them to your inventory. The templates help you provide the critical performance metrics and basic configuration details about each network device which can be customized as per the requirements.

SNMP Device Metrics

Motadata is built on a Deep Learning Framework for IT operation, helping you streamline your network infrastructure. The AI-ML abilities help your admin learn the network behavior and predict the potential issues before they cause any inevitable damages.

The customized dashboards with smart widgets and real-time data of measured metrics make Motadata a comprehensive monitoring solution for your network and assure efficient network health when your entire enterprise relies on network activities and performance.

Basics of SNMP Monitoring

SNMP plays a major role in network management tools. It is one of the most used protocol for managing and monitoring network devices and systems.

Below are few of the reasons why it is important in network management.

Device Monitoring and Management

SNMP monitors and manages various network devices, providing essential data about their status and performance.

Real-time Monitoring and Alerts

SNMP enables real-time monitoring and triggers alerts when predefined thresholds are exceeded or when specific events occur, facilitating prompt issue detection and resolution.

Efficient Network Troubleshooting

SNMP assists in quick identification and diagnosis of network issues by retrieving critical data like:

  • Traffic
  • Bandwidth utilization
  • Error rates
  • System performance

Interoperability and Vendor Neutrality

SNMP is a standardized and vendor-neutral protocol, ensuring interoperability across various devices and promoting compatibility and flexibility in network management.

How SNMP monitoring tool enhances network performance and security?

There are several ways by which SNMP monitoring tool enhances security and network performance.

Some of these ways are:

Real-Time Monitoring

SNMP tools offer real-time insights into network performance. This helps you in identifying bottlenecks and issues that affect responsiveness and speed.

Security Monitoring

SNMP tools ensure enhanced network security by detecting:

  • Unauthorized access attempts
  • unusual traffic patterns

Capacity Planning

SNMP tools help in forecasting future capacity needs by analyzing usage metrics. This ensures network optimization for growth without compromising the performance.

Configuration Management:

SNMP facilitates monitoring and configuration management of devices resulting in reduced risk of misconfigurations that could lead to security vulnerabilities or performance issues.

You can integrate SNMP monitoring tool with other network management solutions with the following six steps.

  • Select and install an SNMP monitoring tool as per your business requirement
  • Enable SNMP on network devices and configure community strings or SNMPv3 credentials
  • Identify and select specific SNMP metrics (OIDs) to monitor, such as CPU usage, memory, or interface statistics
  • Set up monitoring policies in the SNMP monitoring tool to collect data from the chosen SNMP metrics at desired intervals
  • Integrate the SNMP monitoring tool with your network management platform by configuring alerts, notifications, and data forwarding mechanisms
  • Monitor the integrated solution, analyze the data, and optimize configurations based on feedback and performance analysis