The Network Management facility provides comprehensive management of system networks through the use of Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) enabling network hosts to exchange management information. SNMP is an internetworking protocol designed for use with TCP/IP-based internets. The following sections provide information to assist the network manager in understanding and working with SNMP:
You may also want to consult the information in SNMP Overview for Programmers. in AIX 5L Version 5.1 Communications Programming Concepts.