MG-SOFT SNMP Agent Simulator

About the software

MG-SOFT SNMP Agent Simulator lets you effectively simulate SNMP networks without expensive and bulky network equipment. Thus, you can significantly benefit from the software if you are, for example, involved in designing or testing network management applications, or conducting NMS training, or giving NMS demonstrations in course of sales campaigns, or evaluating network management applications before purchase, etc.

MG-SOFT SNMP Agent Simulator software application can simulate thousands of SNMP-manageable network devices, each listening on a different IPv4 or IPv6 address or port, supporting its own set of SNMP variables (MIB modules) and SNMP access parameters. The software incorporates different methods of simulating the SNMP agent behavior, including sending SNMP Trap and Inform notifications. While the basic value changes (incrementing counters) can be selected with a simple click of a button, much more sophisticated live agent behavior can be configured using the advanced template-based mechanisms. Configured live agent templates and trap templates can then be assigned to a number of simulated agent instances to exhibit the configured behavior.

MG-SOFT SNMP Agent Simulator supports running simulations on a single machine or distributed over many computers.

The main components of the software are the simulator engine and the management console. Simulator engine is a Windows service that can simulate numerous SNMP agents. To facilitate enterprise level simulations comprising thousands of SNMP devices, a number of simulator engines can be deployed on computers across the network. Even in such distributed setups, a single easy-to-use management console (GUI) is used for configuring and managing all the simulated agent instances.

MG-SOFT SNMP Agent Simulator - Main window
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MG-SOFT SNMP Agent Simulator - Main window

The software lets you simulate SNMP devices either by taking snapshots of real SNMP devices on the network, or generating agent snapshot files from one or more MIB modules. Furthermore, the built-in editor lets you view and edit agent snapshot files (XML) in a visual manner. The management console incorporates bulk commands that let you add, configure, start and stop simulating a group of SNMP agents at a time.

MG-SOFT SNMP Agent Simulator runs on MS Windows operating systems (Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10).

A customer testimonial
"The MG-SOFT MIB Browser is very easy and intuitive to use, and it's very useful for my research. Because of the MIB Browser, my understanding process about SNMP went fluently. And the use of DOCSIS-specific MIBs and features are very handy."

Jeffrey De Bruyne
Ghent University, Belgium