A hands-on generic look at the technical operation of SNMP. The course starts with an overview of all the components, which make up SNMP. Hands on starts early with configuration of a managed network. The major versions of SNMP are then put into perspective followed by a look at the SNMP protocol. MIBs are then studied both from the perspective of reading MIBs and writing MIBs. The course finishes with a look at the security implications of SNMP.
What is network management? Benefits, issues.
SNMP architecture, SNMP MIBs, SMI, the SNMP protocol, polling security, alternatives to SNMP: CMIP, web based management.
Auto discovery for management stations, NMS
configuration, agent configuration, traps.
Hands on Configuring agents and an NMS.
SNMP history, RFCs, standards, SNMP protocol versions, SNMPv1, SNMPv2, SNMPv3, SNMP SMI versions, which version should you use? Futures.
SNMP in the 7 layer model, port numbers, general
packet format, BER, GET, GET-NEXT, tables,
SET, TRAP, bandwidth issues, in band versus out
of band management.
Hands on Analysing SNMPv1 packets.
SNMPv2 improvements, error handling, GETBULK, v2traps, INFORM.
Hands on Analysing SNMPv2 packets.
SNMPv3 packet format, use of SNMPv2 messages, REPORT PDU.
The internet MIB branch, standard mib-2, extra
parts of mib-2, private enterprise MIBs, loading
Hands on MIB browsing.
The mib-2 groups, system group, interfaces group,
IP group, ICMP group, TCP group, UDP group,
transmission group, SNMP group, RMON.
Hands on mib-2 browsing in detail.
The MIB layout, obtaining a private enterprise number, MIB definitions, IMPORT, Module identity, Textual conventions, object definitions, notifications, compliance statements, object groups, base SMI data types, application data types, scalars, instances, tables, table definition, writing agents, SMIng.
Community strings, SNMPv1 and SNMPv2c security practices, SNMPv3 security, SNMPv3 architecture, SNMP applications, the SNMP engine, the EngineID, security fields in SNMPv3 packets, USM, authentication, encryption, timeliness, VBAC, SNMPv3 configuration.
"Presentation was lively and entertaining. The instructor masters the topic and makes sure that his point is gotten across."
This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.