SNMP Cookbook

About the Author

Bob Berry is the founder and CEO of DPS Telecom, a leading developer of integrated network alarm monitoring solutions. Bob 's engineering skill and dedication to solving his clients' real-world problems has grown DPS from a small consulting firm to an Inc. 500 company. Bob Berry

How This White Paper Will Help You

The number one question clients ask about SNMP is "How can I use SNMP to do this?" - where "this" is the alarm monitoring application they care about the most.

You don't deploy a new kind of alarm monitoring for the fun of it. If you're thinking about deploying SNMP in your network, it's because you have specific problems you need to solve.

This is the book with the specific answers to your specific questions - a quick cookbook of solutions to show you how you can get your job done with SNMP. For each application, I'll show you how it works and what you can do with it.

I'm constantly looking for ways to improve DPS Telecom white papers. If the question most important to you isn't in this book, give me a call at 1-800-622-3314. Let me know what you want to know, and I'll make sure it's included in the next edition.

Create a MOM System Incorporated SNMP and Non-SNMP Network Elements 3
Create a Local NOC for Local Visibility Within an SNMP Network 6
Mediate Non-SNMP Alarms to SNMP 8
Mediate SNMP Alarms to TL1 11
Filter Nuisance Alarms 14
Mediate TBOS Alarms to SNMP
Mediate Contact Closures Collected at Your Main Distribution Frame to SNMP 18
Mediate Contact Closures and Analog Inputs to SNMP  
Monitor Using SNMP Over Dial-Up or Serial Transport  
Ping IP Elements and Receive SNMP Traps if a Device Fails or Goes Offline  
Send Alarm Notifications to Maintenance Personnel via Pager and Email  
Install Cost-Effective SNMP monitoring for Small and Large Sites  
Full Specifications for Products Used in These Applications