About SNMP for the Firepower 1000/2100 Series
The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is an application-layer protocol that provides a message format for communication between SNMP managers and agents. SNMP provides a standardized framework and a common language used for the monitoring and management of devices in a network.
The SNMP framework consists of three parts:
An SNMP manager—The system used to control and monitor the activities of network devices using SNMP.
An SNMP agent—The software component within the Firepower 1000/2100 chassis that maintains the data for the Firepower chassis and reports the data, as needed, to the SNMP manager. The Firepower chassis includes the agent and a collection of MIBs. To enable the SNMP agent and create the relationship between the manager and agent, enable and configure SNMP in the Firepower Management Center.
A managed information base (MIB)—The collection of managed objects on the SNMP agent.
The Firepower 1000/2100 chassis supports SNMPv1, SNMPv2c and SNMPv3. Both SNMPv1 and SNMPv2c use a community-based form of security.