SNMP is the main protocol for monitoring network hardware which may be used in Zabbix — an all-in-one solution for monitoring a large number of objects in static (changing slowly) networks.
SNMP traps report device failure very quickly, what increases server, services, and application availability. Receiving SNMP Traps in Zabbix is easy. In just a couple of minutes, your instance will be ready to receive, process and react any incoming trap.
Zabbix offers a lot of methods for data gathering, including SNMP. SNMP has been a popular protocol for many years and probably will stay that way – it’s used on routers, switches, UPS devices, storage arrays and lots of other devices. Zabbix 2.2 will improve the existing SNMP support in several ways.