WebNMS SNMP API Overview

WebNMS SNMP API offers a comprehensive development toolkit for SNMP-based network management applications. WebNMS's SNMP stack comprises a set of powerful Java SNMP library to build real-time applications for monitoring and tracking network elements that are reliable, scalable, and OS independent.

Developers can leverage WebNMS's SNMP library to build standalone, web-based, and distributed (EJB, CORBA, or RMI) SNMP-based network management applications. The Java SNMP library provides off-the-shelf components for trap and table handling along with basic SNMP operations, such as SNMP GET, SNMP GETNEXT, SNMP GETBULK, and SNMP SET. These components enable simple and rapid development and deployment of SNMPv1, SNMPv2c, and SNMPv3 management applications.

The SNMP management application (manager) built using the Java-based SNMP API can receive SNMP traps, which can be processed based on predefined criteria for effective SNMP management.

Key Features of WebNMS SNMP API

  • Multi-lingual support: Complete support for SNMPv1, SNMPv2c and SNMPv3.
  • SNMPv3 security: Support for HMAC-SHA-96, HMAC-MD5-96, CBC-DES, CBC-3DES, CFB-AES-128, CFB-AES-192, CFB-AES-256 bit encryption.
  • Robust SMIv1 and SMIv2 MIB Parser: Seamlessly parses the MIB definitions from any OEM vendor. Offers various flavors of parsing based on the MIB definitions.
  • MIB Loading: Option to load MIB definitions from a pre-compiled file, a Serialized file, or a Database to boost the performance.
  • IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) support: Provides connectivity with IPv6 and IPv4 based devices.
  • SNMP Broadcasting: Broadcasts snmp packets across the network to auto-discover snmp devices in the network.
  • SNMP Beans: Provides high-level bean components such as, SnmpTarget, SnmpTable, SnmpPoller, TrapReceiver for easy application development.
  • Database support: Provides scalability by storing MIB definitions and SNMPv3 configuration data in any relational database such as, MySQL and Oracle.
  • MIB Browser: Tool for administering network and system components. Can be run as a stand-alone application or invoked from a web browser. Trap Viewer is capable of receiving all SNMP traps and INFORMS.
  • Command line utilities: Perform SNMP operations such as, SNMP GET, SNMP GETNEXT, SNMP SET, SNMP BULK, SNMP WALK, etc. on remote agents.

Free Download and Evaluation of WebNMS SNMP API

You can download WebNMS SNMP API 4 Professional Edition for free evaluation. During evaluation you get free technical support through e-mail. To know more about the product architecture, please read WebNMS SNMP API Documentation. If you wish to know more about WebNMS SNMP API, or if you have any product-related queries, please feel free to send us an e-mail to snmp-support@webnms.com.

Note: Please be noted that SNMP V3 vulnerability issue (VU#878044) described by US-CERT does not exist in any of our WebNMS products. For more details, Click here. Please feel free to contact us at snmp-support@webnms.com for any clarification.