Short for remote monitoring,
a network management
protocol that allows network information to be gathered at a single workstation
. 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.