Different operating systems can come with different SNMP applications. Many hardware vendors also offer additional software that manage multiple machines using SNMP, for example, HP OpenView or Sun Management Center. For this section and the following ones, we will use the Net-SNMP package (http://net-snmp.sourceforge.net/). This package is included in all Linux distributions and works with almost all UNIX operating systems.
apt-get install snmp
For yum-based Linux distributions, the package is called
net-snmp and the command to install it is as follows:
yum install net-snmp
The Net-SNMP project homepage also offers binaries for several platforms, including HP-UX and Fedora Linux. Fedora packages should also work on Red Hat Enterprise Linux systems.