As we have seen before, a mail s
erver doesn’t work alone, works along others
protocols or requirements that are necessary to get a good performance.
The current networks are growing every day even more, and in the same wayas they grow, they are becoming more complex.To solve this problem we are going to talk about a monitoring Server that willserve us to monitor a several hosts found in our network.In the century we live, to the enterprises it i
s really important to know how it’s
working its work network, because if its network works the better possible, theperformance will be better; but they must know with what devices they count forthis to happen, to know the work day after day; so they can know when they getfailures and be capable to correct them in time because for an enterprise World,will be something tragic that its
network didn’t work
because they would havelots of fails. So for this never happen, we must know that there are easy
monitoring services that don’t have any cost but in the same way
, must knowthat there are tools of privative monitoring. The final desition depends on thebusinessman with the support of a network manager, if it uses free or privativesoftware.
What is a Monitoring service?
A monitoring server as its name says, allow us to monitor a network, it means,devices are connected to the network to see the events and fails that can usebut this is not so easy, for this you must count with an agent that will connect toserver to show
what’s happening. T
here is a protocol called SNMP (SimpleNetwork Management Protocol),
it’s found at OSI model 7 layer;
this protocoluses a method of managing to ease the administration. It works as agent orclient, in other words, are the devices that are going to monitor such as router,switch, hosts, etc. This makes it through the MIB (management InformationBase). The MIBs are the ones which store the structured information of themanaged devices. There are several kinds of messages that are which thesoftware understand the agent.