SNMP GET operation is performed by the SNMP manager when the SNMP manager wants an attribute or a parameter value. SNMP manager will make the SNMP GET request by using respective OID of the corresponding attribute. Whenever SNMP manager makes SNMP GET request to SNMP agent, on the reception of SNMP GET request SNMP agent will first check whether requested OID is valid or not. If OID is valid then SNMP agent will send the response including attribute name and attribute value to the SNMP manager. Here will see how to perform SNMP GET operation.


SNMP GET operation is performed SNMP MANAGER whenever he wants information from SNMP AGENT which is shown below.


Assuming You have an SNMP manager. If you don’t have SNMP manager please click on below link to download the SNMP manager.

1)User needs to enable SNMP AGENT Service of computer or laptop. If you don’t know, how to enable it please click on the below link.
Enable SNMP Agent Service

2)Now open Your SNMP manager.

3)Assuming you know how to load MIB file and You have loaded MIB2. If you don’t know please click on below link to know, how to load MIB.

4)Now please follow the following stepsĀ  for getting sysDesc attribute value shown in the image:
a)Choose address as localhost
b)Select Attribute
c)Choose operation as GET
d)Click on Go


1)Can I write my own SNMP agent?

Yes, you can write your own SNMP manager.

2)Why the SNMP agent address is localhost?

This is because the agent is running on the same system where my SNMP manager is running.

3)Is it mandatory that the SNMP manager and SNMP Agent should be on the same system?

No, It is mandatory.

Please click on the below link to become master in SNMP.

Master SNMP Protocol

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