SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is a communication protocol that lets you monitor managed network devices including routers, switches, servers, printers and other devices that are IP-enabled, all through a single system.
With Opsview Monitor and Opsview Cloud, you can receive SNMP traps from any device, translate the traps using SNMP MIBs (Management Information Bases), and apply rules using a 'rules engine' to determine whether to raise an alert and what the alert message should be.
SNMP polling is provided through quick-to-create checks which poll a single OID (Object Identifier) given either the OID as a number, or the name based on a MIB. This includes SNMP walk functionality where Opsview scans the device and returns the SNMP data for the user to select which OID they want to poll as part of the check.
This allows users to add their own SNMP monitoring of simple devices such as temperature sensors, fan speeds, and so on, without the need to write any code or use the command line.