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
"Our team has used MG-SOFT MIB Browser PE versions 7 and 8 for about two and half year time. This time has shown that this software is very useful and has been for great help to us. We have not encountered any misbehavior or long term reliability problems. It was easy to purchase the software. For the first we had some questions about using the software which questions were responded very fast by highly professional level.

We want to express our greatest satisfaction to MG-SOFT MIB Browser product. It is in daily usage and we have become very delighted about its usefulness, robustness and reliability.

We are very pleased with MG-SOFT products and the way MG-SOFT operates. We have recommended MG-SOFT in cases where we have been asked for an SNMP product supplier."


Tapio Vuorela, Senior Test Engineer
Nokia, Finland