SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is used to monitor devices on your network. SNMP uses management information bases (MIBs) to define what information and events are monitored. You must set up a separate software application, often called an event viewer or MIB browser, to collect and manage SNMP data.
There are two types of MIBs: standard and enterprise. Standard MIBs are definitions of network and hardware events used by many different devices. Enterprise MIBs are used to give information about events that are specific to a single manufacturer.
Your XTM device supports these MIBs:
|Standard MIBs||Enterprise MIBs|
You can configure your XTM device to accept SNMP polls from an SNMP server. The XTM device reports information to the SNMP server, such as the traffic count from each interface, device uptime, the number of TCP packets received and sent, and when each network interface on the XTM device was last modified.
An SNMP trap is an event notification your XTM device sends to an SNMP management station. The trap identifies when a specific condition occurs, such as a value that is more than its predefined threshold. Your XTM device can send a trap for any policy in Policy Manager. A trap is sent only once, and the receiver does not send any acknowledgment when it gets the trap.
An SNMP inform request is similar to a trap, but the receiver sends a response. If your XTM device does not get a response, it sends the inform request again until the SNMP manager sends a response.
About Management Information Bases (MIBs)
Enable SNMP Polling
Enable SNMP Management Stations and Traps