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SNMP vs. SSH discovery on unix

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Michael Makar
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SNMP vs. SSH discovery on unix

Does anyone know what we would lose by switching from ssh on unix to SNMP? Looking for a comparison between ssh discovery and snmp discovery on unix. Thanks in advance.

 

 

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Eduard Lekanne
Super Contributor.

Re: SNMP vs. SSH discovery on unix

This is difficult to say as it depends on the snmp implementation on the unix. But in general i often do not find relationship information in there e.g. the netstat thing.

This relationship information is necessary to know which process is talking to which other process on what other server. That is one of the reasons why you are doing uCMDB with DDM-S|A. If you are only interested in more asset related information then snmp probaly provides enough information about the server, os, versions, processes, disks, cpu, memory etc.

But in any case you have to test out the snmp implementation if that provides the information that is relevant for your use case.
Skazal
Super Contributor.

Re: SNMP vs. SSH discovery on unix

I'd say the most obvious is that there are a lot more opportunities for discovery customization with ssh.