In general, network management stations use Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) to retrieve and modify software configurations for managed objects on an agent in network devices. The SNMP agent in a managed device maintains the data for managed objects in management information bases (MIBs). Managed objects are identified by their object identifiers (OIDs). A remote SNMP agent performs an SNMP walk on the OIDs stored in MIBs on the local switch to view and retrieve information.
The SNMP versions supported by SONiC are:
The MIBs supported by Enterprise SONiC Distribution by Dell Technologies include:
Thus, SNMP provides a functional model to retrieve information, configure entities, and monitor the SONiC switch.