A hub that is enabled for remote monitoring and management through Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). An intelligent hub contains Management Information Base (MIB) information that specifies which conditions can be monitored and which functions can be managed.
These functions can include the following:
Intelligent hubs are usually managed using in-band signaling methods, but they usually offer out-of-band management functions as well, such as being managed by a remote Telnet connection. Some stackable hubs have separate SNMP modules that you can purchase and install to provide manageability.