Posted by Gary, Last modified by Ondrej Vanek on 10 June 2015 08:35 AM
SNMP in Icewarp
SNMP belongs to the communication protocols family and has become widely accepted somewhere around 1993 as a powerful method for TCP/IP networks management. The original SNMP concept designer is the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force). SNMP protocol is adaptable and it is suitable for any TCP/IP based networks, as well as other types of networks.
SNMP itself is a front-end for gathering statistics and gaining data about a network device in terms of client-server relationship. The network manager (client program) connects virtually to the SNMP agent (server program) which tests the network device, and returns back information about the device's status to the manager. The list of possible tests, collection of objects and the list of control values is called Management Information Base (MIB).
The main advance against traditional network management tools such as "ping", and "netstat" is in SNMP interoperability and universality. With SNMP you can monitor almost any network device regardless the fact it is hardware or software. SNMP gives you control to the information on the manageable device. The SNMP support in Icewarp Server is mainly purposed for integrators and developers. Majority of "normal" administrators would satisfy with ordinary statistics inside Icewarp Server Administration Console.
Usage with Icewarp Server
Here are some examples of usage snmpwalk with Icewarp SNMP server:
The syntax for diplaying the top node:
snmpwalk -v 1 -c private <host_name> 188.8.131.52.4.1.237184.108.40.206.1.1
How to display status of all services:
snmpwalk -v 1 -c private <host_name> 220.127.116.11.4.1.23718.104.22.168.1.2.2
IceWarp Server - SNMP OIDs
1 - IceWarp Server (22.214.171.124.4.1.237126.96.36.199.1.1.<SysID>)
1 - sysDesc
1 - svcName
16 - svcSMTPMessageOut
1 - SMTP
Updated 20.05.2015, by O.Vane