Switches support a wide range of monitoring and visualization software.
For communication with these software platforms is for security reasons used solely communication encrypted with SNMP (.v3) and methods:
- SNMP SET – device setting via SNMP protocol. Typical example: setting of relay and any configuration of fast/gigabit Ethernet ports or serial buses RS485.
- SNMP GET – sending of status information based on a request from the control system. This form is used for transmission of typically non-critical operational information. SNMP manager periodically queries SNMP agents. The con is the fact that the information transmission can be delayed by a few seconds.
- SNMP TRAP – the device spontaneously sends status information to the control system. SNMP TRAP is frequently used for transmission of critical statuses. Its advantage resides, in comparison with SNMP get, in immediate reaction.
For integration to other programs MIB files are available for download at www.metel.eu.
Monitoring of Network Infrastructure
To monitor network devices METEL we recommend using ZABBIX software (tested) or any other software with support of SNMP.v3/v2c.
Visualization of Network Infrastructure
To monitor and visualize network infrastructure comprising of switches METEL or other manufacturers we recommend IFTER EQU software. It is an information system for visualization, integration and management of security systems, building automation systems and their control from the monitoring centers. IFTER EQU has built-in support of:
- access control systems
- CCTV systems
- alarm systems
- fire alarm systems
- building automation systems
The software allows specifying the reaction of one system to an event occurred in another. One of its main advantages is the native support of standards SNMP, MODBUS, BACKNET, OPC without having to create special drivers. IFTER EQU uses client-server architecture. Client workstations are connected to a central database to store process data. Flexible client-server architecture thus allows system management from anywhere in the LAN/WAN.
Example of switch details in IFTER EQU:
Example of graphical panels in IFTER EQU: