System Management Interface
SMI is the acronym for System Management Interface.
A standardized interface that is used in network devices, such as switches and routers, providing a means for managing and monitoring the device’s operations.
SMI allows network administrators to interact with network devices, retrieve information about their status, and configure various settings. It provides a uniform set of commands and protocols that enable centralized management of multiple devices within a network infrastructure.
Through SMI, administrators can perform tasks such as device configuration, monitoring network performance, troubleshooting, and software upgrades. It facilitates efficient management and control of network devices, ensuring smooth operations and facilitating network maintenance.
- Abbreviation: SMI