SNMP by itself is simply a protocol for collecting and organizing information. The XSYS implementation offers a discovery mechanism, 24-7 alerts, reporting and the standardized collection of events from business critical network servers and devices.
- Network Elements (NE)—Sometimes called managed devices, network elements are hardware devices such as servers, routers, and appliances that are connected to a network.
- Managed Object (MO)—A managed object something that can be managed. For example, a list of currently active services, or physical interfaces in a particular host computer can all be managed objects.
- Network Management Station (NMS) — Sometimes called consoles, these devices execute management applications that monitor and control network elements. The XSYS SNMP implementation uses a secured web console for management and reporting.
- Management Protocol (MP)—A management protocol is used to convey management information between agents and NMSs. SNMP is the Internet community's de facto standard management protocol.
Multiple monitoring vectors in the XSYS SNMP implementation ensure a reliable source and the reduction of false positives. Visual and email alerts inform monitoring staff to take remedial action.