I am new to SNMP protocol and have the following compatibility question.
Our company is an mixed environment and are running both SNMP2/2C and SNMP3. Basically we have a network Monitoring tools called Whatsup Gold Premium. Whatsup Gold is configured to use SNMPv3 to Scan or using the MIB walker to explore our servers (Mainly Windows 2012r2 machine) and network devices (Cisco Swtiches).
My question is whether SNMPV3 is backward compatible with SNMPV2. In other word, can I use a SNMPV3 Management host to monitor both SNMPV3 and SNMPV2 enabled host/device or will there be a conflict ?
Thank you so much for your advice in advance.