Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a popular protocol for network management.
It is used for collecting information from, and configuring, network devices, such as servers, printers, hubs, switches, and routers on an Internet Protocol (IP) network.
The SNMP Monitor test sends a request for the 'description' OID of a SNMP enabled device. The test confirms that the device is up and responding to SNMP requests.
READ ONLY SNMP COMMUNITY NAME: The "SNMP Community name" is like a user id or password that allows access to a router's or other device's statistics. If the community name is correct, the device responds with the requested information.
CONSOLIDATE: As it's possible to perform a ping every few seconds it's usually necessary to consolidate the data for the database. This means an average of all results over a certain time frame are taken and added to the database as one entry.