Hands On Managing IP Networks with SNMP

4 Day Course
Code PDN091

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This course will provide a practical hands-on grounding of how SNMP works, how it can be used, and how to deploy Management Information Bases to meet the needs of your organization.

Communications networks based upon IP, comprising routers, servers and client based PCs are now widely used. They may carry data, Internet services, Industrial production equipment, environmental monitoring, telemetry, telecommunications or Television. In all cases reliability of such networks depends upon correct configuration and operation. Failure of hardware components, software services or incorrect configuration can cause such services to operate below their designed performance or even fail completely. Reliable services depend upon good management of the network and its components. 

Simple Network Management Protocol is now widely used to configure and manage professional network services. This may be as simple as the reading of domestic electric meters by remote control or as complex as configuring a satellite TV network service. Successful deployment depends upon a good understanding of how the protocol functions, how it can be used to manage devices that include the standard Management Information Base (MIP-2) and how to extend management to included newer extended bases both standard and proprietary.


On completion of this course delegates will be able to:

  • Know the principles of network management
  • Appreciate how a management station and managed device use SNMP
  • Understand the vital part played by Management Information Bases (MIBs)
  • Use SNMP to chnange the cofiguration of network equipment
  • Manage routers and switches with SNMP
  • Deploy proprietary MIBs
  • Manage PCs and Workstations
  • Appreciate how MIBs can be expanded to enable management of all devices


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Principles of Network Management (7 topics)

  • Need for Network Management
  • SNMP Evolution and History
  • Network Management Framework
  • Network Management Components
  • Structure of Internet Protocols Suite
  • Management Applications
  • Hands-on Exercise 1: Installing SNMP Management Application

Management Information Bases (14 topics)

  • Information Framework
  • The Managed Namespace and Managed Objects
  • Information Bases
  • Structure of Management Information
  • MIB Objects
  • Hands-on Exercise 2: Using A Management application to read standard scalar MIB variables
  • Abstract Syntax Notation (ASN.1)
  • Basic Encoding Rules
  • Structure of management Information
  • Scalar Objects
  • Tabular Objects
  • Using Indexes
  • Structure of MIB-2
  • Hands-on Exercise 3: Reading upon ARP and Routing Tables

Extending the Management Information Base (11 topics)

  • Structure of MIB-2
  • Extending the Base
  • Transmission Group extensions
  • Extending the Standard MIB Tree
  • Extensions for Routers
  • Extensions for Hosts and Servers
  • Hands-on Exercise 4: Extending the MIB to add proprietary Extensions
  • Using IANA to find appropriate extensions
  • Structure of Management Information
  • Private Enterprise Extensions
  • Hands-on Exercise 5: Accessing Private Extensions

SNMP Agent (5 topics)

  • Purpose of the SNMP Agent
  • Structure of SNMP Agents
  • Agents in real equipment
  • Agents in PCs
  • Hands-on Exercise 6: Configuring and using a PC SNMP Agent

Simple Network Management Protocol (11 topics)

  • SNMP Communication and Architecture
  • SNMP Functions and Definitions
  • SNMPv1, SNMPv2 and SNMPv3
  • SNMP Functions in Use
  • Hands-on Exercise 7: Installing and using a protocol Analyzer to decode SNMP exchanges
  • SNMPv1 PDUs
  • Get, Get-Next, Set and Trap
  • Structure of SNMP Messages
  • Basic Encoding Rules
  • Structure of Management Information Additional SNMPv2/3 PDUs
  • GetBulk and InformRequest

SNMP to Manage Routers and Switches (4 topics)

  • RFC 1213 standard MIB
  • Standard MIB Extensions for OSPF, RIP, Bridges, Switches
  • How to find standard extensions
  • Hands On Exercise 8: Using Command Line to access MIBS

Using SNMP for Real Management (13 topics)

  • Practical management considerations
  • Sizing the managed environment
  • Management Policies
  • Using Multiple Agents
  • Proxy Management
  • Remote monitoring
  • Managing Availability and Reliability
  • Hands-on Exercise 9: Using the RMON MIB to manage remote Networks
  • SNMP Security Issues
  • SNMPv3 Security
  • User-based Security Model
  • View-based Security Model
  • Managing End systems and Applications

End System Management (7 topics)

  • Managing Industrial Systems
  • Managing Telemetry Devices
  • Managing PCs and Services
  • Windows MIB
  • Cisco MIBs
  • Managing Performance and Quality of Service
  • Hands-on Exercise 10: Using the Windows MIB

Advanced Issues (3 topics)

  • Developing MIBs
  • Extending SNMP using XML
  • Multimedia Management

Review and Evaluation


This course assumes a basic knowledge of TCP/IP and its normal operation within an IP routed network.

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