remote monitoring definition protocol
(RMON) A network management protocol
that allows network information to be gathered at a single computer. Whereas SNMP
gathers network data from a single type of Management Information Base
(MIB), RMON 1 defines nine additional MIBs that provide a much richer set of data about network usage. For RMON to work, network devices, such as hubs
, must be designed to support it.
The newest version of RMON, RMON 2, provides data about traffic
at the network layer
in addition to the physical layer
. This allows administrators to analyse traffic by protocol.