The Understanding SNMP module provides you with the instruction and computer hardware to develop your hands on skills in the defined topics. This module includes the following exercises:

  • Installing the Monitoring Software
  • Installing and Configuring SNMP
  • Performing a Network Inventory

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • 2.1 Given a scenario, use appropriate monitoring tools (SNMP management software, Trap, Get, Walk and MIBS)
  • 3.3 Given a scenario, implement network hardening techniques (SNMPv3)

Exercise 1 - Installing the Monitoring Software

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a network protocol for managing devices on a TCP/IP network. Devices that support SNMP include servers, workstations, routers, switches, printers and much more. SNMP is often used in network management systems to monitor network-attached devices for conditions that call for administrative attention-for example the administrator can be alerted if the router fails or be alerted when disk space on a server is running out.

SNMP-managed devices also called as “agents” listen on UDP port 161 for SNMP requests which are forwarded to an SNMP management station that runs proprietary software for interpreting the data received from agents.

In this series of exercises you will install a network monitoring program (The Dude) and use it to query an SNMP service that you will install and configure on your server.

Exercise 2 - Installing and Configuring SNMP

When The Dude application is installed on CLIENT, complete the following steps on SERVER to install and configure an SNMP agent.

Exercise 3 - Performing a Network Inventory

In this exercise you will use The Dude to perform a network inventory.

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