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 XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8).


A customer testimonial
"I am fairly new to SNMP, and I purchased your MIB Browser at the recommendation of other engineers in my company that implement SNMP in our products. I have found the MIB Browser VERY intuitive and easy to use, and it has greatly aided my understanding of SNMP as a whole. I have mainly used it as a self-training tool to learn about SNMP in general, but also how our own products use SNMP.

You guys are geniuses! I deleted the registry key for the MIB Compiler, and tried it again. This time it worked great. It now stores my settings when I shut the program down. Don't know why it didn't work before, unless there was something "left over" in the registry from when I ran the evaluation copy of the MIB Compiler (before I purchased the product).

Thanks again for your help. I have to say that I am highly impressed with the level and quality of support I am receiving from MG-SOFT. It is unfortunate that you don't see much of those qualities any more... but you guys are the exception!"


Jim Lauk, Field Engineer
ADTRAN, Inc., U.S.A.