SNMP Tools. SNMP Software Debugging and Testing.
SNMP Utilities are an integral part of all the SNMP products. These utilities
are very helpful for SNMP software developing, debugging and testing. However,
they are also an excellent SNMP learning and investigative tool.
The utilities have a simple and intuitive graphic user interface that helps to
avoid some programming when experiments are required. With their help a developer can create
and send SNMP requests in a matter of seconds.
One of the unique features includes the measuring of the network delays and
the saturation point of the SNMP responder entities. This feature is
very valuable for creating robust network management software.
This utility is an SNMP protocol analyzer. It displays incoming SNMP messages
in details including:
- SNMP Message Header Fields
- Protocol Data Unit (PDU) Fields
- Variable Binding List: Variable Types, Object Identifiers and Values
- Hex Dump of the Entire Message (Optional)
The tracer utility can listen not only on standard SNMP request port 161 and/or trap
port 162, but also on any other port.
The captured trace can be saved to disk in ASCII text file or printed.
The sender utility features include:
- Graphic SNMP Message Editor
- SNMP Performance Tester
- SNMP Protocol Analyzer and Display Facility
SNMP Request Editor
The Graphic SNMP Message Editor provides an easy way to use interface to construct
SNMPv1 or SNMPv2 messages. The messages can then be send to one or
multiple IP addresses. The sent messages and replies are displayed and
the results can be saved to an ASCII file or printed.
The SNMP messages can be also saved to disk and then loaded. This feature can
be used for building a set of tests especially useful for the regression testing.
SNMP Performance Testing
The constructed messages can be used with the built-in SNMP Performance Tester
function that displays average network delay, packet loss and maximum throughput
the responder SNMP entity can handle. This feature gives live data on WAN that
helps to tune SNMP parameters such as time-out period, number of retransmissions, etc.
on a per-node basis.
The Protocol Analyzer and Display Facility displays SNMP message details: header
fields and variable types, object identifiers and values.