Learn How to create Windows Linux Network SNMP Devices for Lab Environment?
What is SNMP devices?
SNMP device is a device that is managed using Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). SNMP devices can communicate with switches, bridges, routers, access servers, computer hosts, hubs, and printers.
Why to use of XIAN SNMP Device Simulator ?
With the XIAN SNMP device simulator, we can create “N” numbers of simulated devices like physical/virtual machines, routers, switches, and printers. We don’t have to create different physical/virtual machines, Switches, Hubs, and Compute Nodes to simulate application testing for IT admins.
There is no need to acquire a very high-end machine or server to run your lab setup. You can install Xian Simulator and test “n” many scenarios.
Download the XIAN SNMP Devices Simulator from here.
This intern can help to TEST different scenarios which had happened earlier in your network. This will intern help to analyze and resolve the commonly repeated problems in your environment.
Device Recorder Feature in Xian SNMP device simulator allows us to record the state of physical devices for further simulation.
How to Simulate Computer Devices/nodes and Run Test Scenarios?
IT admins can easily simulate their work environment in the test labs using the XIAN SNMP device simulator. We can connect to virtual share drives using the XIAN SNMP device simulator.
I’ve connected to shared drives of simulated devices with IP 192.168.1.14, 192.168.1.15, and 192.168.1.14. SNMP simulator is very easy to install, and IT Admins can easily simulate the workload with this.
Once an assigned IP is used for simulation, you can connect to the shared drive, but notice that this share corresponds to the shared server on which this IP and any other list of IPs are added (network card).
So basically, through this IP, we connect to the resource on which the agent is running. We can be using multiple IPs for simulation, and all of them will connect to the same resource (the agent server).
IT admin can also run the services.MSC on different simulated devices, as I’ve shown in the following picture. As mentioned above, using simulated IPs, we’re intern connecting to the Windows host where the Xian Device Simulator agent is running.
Do you want to simulate the scenario which is happened in the past within minutes?
Using the Xian SNMP device simulator, we can record the state of simulated devices in your test environment. This can help to TEST the scenario which had happened earlier in your network. This will help to resolve your production issues in big time. SNMP device simulator allows recording any physical SNMP Network device that an IT can add to increase the list of device templates available for simulation.
How to Add/Remove/Stop/Save/Load Windows and Network devices to Simulator ?
We can Add/Remove/Stop/Save/Load Windows and Network devices to the Xian SNMP device simulator with very ease. The simulator comes with loads of pre-loaded devices like Cisco switches, Hubs, and Routers, etc. Now it’s going to take only 5 minutes to get your simulated devices created and running.
Do you know SNMP version 3 provides more security?
Xian SNMP device simulator supports all versions of SNMP. It supports SNMP Version 1, SNMP Version 2, and most secured SNMP version 3. Version 3 can correct the security deficiencies of SNMP version 1 and Version 2.
Scripting is also supported with the “command line” option of the Xian SNMP device Simulator. It’s easily scalable in terms of handling a large number of devices. Once you have defined your devices, you can deploy an elaborated set of devices.
It is possible to simulate a Windows or UNIX computer as an SNMP device if you previously enable this component (windows SNMP service or the corresponding demon in UNIX) and obtain an SNMP dump from it. Of course, you won’t be able to do many things like getting connected to that ‘computer’ and stop services or so; emulate how it might respond to SNMP.
Anoop is Microsoft MVP! He is a Solution Architect in enterprise client management with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is a blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. E writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc…