There is plethora a of 16-bit and 32-bit SNMP Agents available, but there are very few that target 8-bit systems. Developing a SNMP Agent on 8-bit systems poses a unique challenge to system designers. A limited set of program and data memory requires creative thinking on the designer’s part. One must make sacrifices in terms of protocol compliance and still keep it reasonably practical. This paper explains SNMP protocol along with its importance to embedded systems. The paper also discusses important SNMP Agent development issues one must consider when selecting or developing an SNMP Agent for an 8-bit system. This paper is expected to serve as a high- level guide for potential SNMP Agent application developers and system designers.