If you're responsible for managing your network you'll need to know SNMP. This course will teach you the basics of SNMP, how to configure it on common network equipment, and building a monitoring system to assist with troubleshooting.
Network monitoring is a key component of a well-designed network, and SNMP is the most common management protocol on modern networks. In this course, Protocol Deep Dive: SNMP, you will learn foundational knowledge and gain the ability to manage your networks using SNMP. First, you will learn the specifics of SNMP versions 1, 2c, and 3, all the way down to the packet level. Next, you will learn how to properly configure SNMP for management on Windows Server, Linux, and Cisco platforms. Finally, you will build a network monitoring system and learn how it can help in diagnosing issues. When the course is completed, you will have a thorough understanding of both SNMP and the basics of network monitoring.
Course Overview Hi everyone. Welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Greg Dickinson, and welcome to my course Protocol Deep Dive: SNMP. I'm a network engineer at a bank in my home state of Alabama, roll tide. I've been playing with computers longer than I'd really like to admit. I've always had a love of technology and a passion to see this technology efficiently applied to business processes to make everyone's job easier. This course is designed to help you understand one of the protocols that are fundamental to monitoring and managing modern computer networks. While it can be simple to set up, to properly understand the true strength of SNMP takes some thought and proper design. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include understanding the functions of SNMP, the differences between the three versions of SNMP, and which ones are most commonly used in modern networks, configuring the SNMP agents on Windows, Linux, and Cisco platforms, and configuring a network management system and using it to gather data. By the end of this course, you'll have an understanding of how the SNMP protocol works and the types of data you can collect with modern network management systems. Before beginning the course, you really only need to be familiar with basic networking concepts such as IP addressing and basic firewall configuration in Windows. Understanding of topics like the Cisco CLI and the Linux shell is a plus for the sections of the course that deal with those platforms. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn SNMP with the Protocol Deep Dive: SNMP course, at Pluralsight.