I know that there are devices that now support agentless SNMP configuration. However I believe that the SNMP agent application has to run somewhere. It has to be some code running somewhere stored on some flash memory or a similar device.

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There's no definitive rule but most likely the agent runs in software on the CPU with code in firmware.

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  • Regardin personal computers, do operating systems have SNMP agents integrated inside? Or do motherborads firmware have them? – yoyo_fun Sep 28 '17 at 13:44
  • @yoyo_fun, personal computers and their OSes are off-topic here. You can ask about those on Super User. – Ron Maupin Sep 28 '17 at 14:30

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