Both SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) and WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) are highly used in remote server monitoring. Example: You need to either use SNMP or WMI in Power Admin monitoring tool to monitor the servers.


  • SNMP – Simple Network Management Protocol.
  • This protocol can be used for both Windows and Linux.
  • SNMP has 3 variants: SNMP v1, SNMP v2c and SNMP v3. v3 requires login credentials. That is, if you configure a Server to have SNMP v3 in monitoring tool, you need to input SNMP login credential while configuring the server in the monitoring tool.


  • WMI is Windows only
  • WMI requires Windows administrator login credentials

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