I am having difficulty understanding some of the terms used when talking about SNMP, and in particular who is responsible for the MIB -- the agent or management station.
Lets look a simple scenario:
- I monitor my linux machine by known OID (like CPU utilization)
- When I send an SNMP request for the CPU Utilization OID who handles the request - the agent or management station?
- If all that done is to read the data from the MIB, what is the agent's role here?
- The agent has synchronize API for get, but if i go directly to the storage why i have this get.
Can anyone help me to understand this simple CPU OID example, what happening there?