This section provides general information for the Network Device plugin.

The Network Device plugin monitors SNMP-capable devices on your network.

The Network Device plugin uses SNMP GET requests to obtain resource statistics for the monitored device. If you want to create events for SNMP traps issued by a device, you can configure it to send traps to the vRealize Hyperic agent that manages it. It is not necessary to receive traps to obtain device metrics.