Managing IP Networks with SNMP

2 Day Course
Code PDN090

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


Data networks based upon IP, comprising routers, servers and client based PCs are now widely used. However the 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. However the 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

This course will provide a fast overview of how SNMP works, how it can be used and how to deploy Management Information Bases to meet
the needs of your organization.


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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
  • Demonstration: SNMP enquiry upon management data

Management Information Bases (13 topics)

  • Information Framework
  • The Managed Namespace and Managed Objects
  • Information Bases
  • Structure of Management Information
  • MIB Objects
  • Abstract Syntax Notation (ASN.1)
  • Basic Encoding Rules
  • Structure of management Information
  • Scalar Objects
  • Tabular Objects
  • Using Indexes
  • Structure of MIB-2
  • Demonstration: Walking MIB-2

Simple Network Management Protocol (9 topics)

  • SNMP Communication and Architecture
  • SNMP Functions and Definitions
  • SNMPv1, SNMPv2 and SNMPv3
  • SNMP Functions in Use
  • SNMPv1 PDUs
  • Get, Get-Next, Set and Trap
  • Additional SNMPv2/3 PDUs
  • GetBulk and InformRequest
  • Demonstration: Protocol Capture of SNMP operation

Extending the Management Information Base (10 topics)

  • Structure of MIB-2
  • Extending the Base
  • Transmission Group extensions
  • Extending the Standard MIB Tree
  • Extensions for Routers
  • Extensions for Hosts and Servers
  • Using IANA to find appropriate extensions
  • Structure of Management Information
  • Private Enterprise Extensions
  • Demonstration: MIB compilation

Using SNMP for Real Management (17 topics)

  • Practical management considerations
  • Sizing the managed environment
  • Management Policies
  • Using Multiple Agents
  • Proxy Management
  • Remote monitoring
  • SNMP Security Issues
  • SNMPv3 Security
  • User-based Security Model
  • View-based Security Model
  • Managing End systems and Applications
  • OSI Management
  • Common Management Information Protocol (CMIP)
  • CMIP/SNMP Comparison
  • Telecommunications Management Network (TMN)
  • Telecommunications Information Network Architecture (TINA)
  • SNMP management Case Studies


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

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Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

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Virtual Classroom (London)
2 Days $2,360

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