Vyatta NOS documentation

Learn how to install, configure, and operate Vyatta Network Operating System (Vyatta NOS), which helps to drive our virtual networking and physical platforms portfolio.

SNMP commands

SNMP commands can be used to read or change configuration or to perform actions on a device, such as resetting it. The set of commands used in SNMP are: GET, GET-NEXT, GET-RESPONSE, SET, and TRAP.

  • GET and GET-NEXT are used by the SNMP manager to request information about an object. These commands are used to view configuration or status or to poll information, such as statistics.
  • SET is used by the SNMP manager to change the value of a specific object. Setting a configuration object changes the configuration of the device. Setting an executable object performs an action, such as a file operation or a reset.
  • GET-RESPONSE is used by the SNMP agent on the device to return the requested information by GET or GET-NEXT or the status of the SET operation.
  • The TRAP command is used by the agent to asynchronously inform the manager about events important to the manager.