Events that occur on the appliance system can be monitored using SNMP.
When monitoring is performed under SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol), an SNMP agent that runs on a host system sends messages about events that occur on this system to other host systems that are its clients.
The messages are known as traps under SNMP, while the host system that the SNMP agent runs on is known as management station. The host systems that receive messages from the agent are also management stations, in addition to this, they are known as trap sinks.
Particular users or user communities are given permission to view the information sent with the traps. System information is also provided in the Management Information Base (MIB), which uses a tree structure to present the information.