The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of version 2 of the Internet-standard Network Management Framework, termed the SNMP version 2 framework (SNMPv2). This framework is derived from the original Internet-standard Network Management Framework (SNMPv1), which consists of these three documents:
RFC 1212  which defines a more concise description mechanism, which is wholly consistent with the SMI.
RFC 1157  which defines the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), the protocol used for network access to managed objects.
For information on coexistence between SNMPv1 and SNMPv2, consult .