Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) allows a polling workstation or trap server to obtain data about devices on the network. This may include the almost real-time status of services, server functionality, and the security and service settings on the device.
DNS/DHCP Server appliances can behave as managed devices on an SNMP-enabled network. DNS/DHCP Server includes SNMP for both the appliance itself and for the onboard application server.
When you first install a DNS/DHCP Server, the SNMP service is not configured. You can configure parameters and enable both SNMP service and SNMP Trap service for DNS/DHCP Server appliances from the Address Manager user interface.
BlueCat appliances support all of the MIB-II SNMP standard objects. BlueCat also provides MIB files for Address Manager and DNS/DHCP Server objects. For more information on the BlueCat MIB files, refer to SNMP Manager Setup and BlueCat MIB Files.
SNMP must be configured and enabled in order to use the Address Manager Monitoring Service. For information on viewing Address Manager server metrics, refer to Viewing general system information.