MIB Browser

This document is divided into the following sections;

  1. Overview

  2. Features

  3. MIB Browser Interface

  4. Working with MIB Browser

    1. MIB Upload Procedure

    2. Getting OID

    3. Getting Value for OID

  5. Getting the Values of SNMP Variables for a Device

1. Overview

This section is applicable to Professional Edition, Enterprise Edition [Probes only] and MSP Edition [Probes only]. This section is not relevant / not applicable to Enterprise Edition [Central Server] and MSP Edition [Central Server].

The MIB Browser tool is a complete 'SNMP MIB Browser' that enables loading and browsing of MIBs, and performing all SNMP-related operations. You can also view and operate on the data available, through the SNMP agent, running on a managed device.

2. Features

The features of MIB Browser are as follows:

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3. MIB Browser Interface

 

4. Working with MIB Browser

4.1 MIB Upload Procedure

Follow the below steps to upload the MIB:

  1. Login to IT360 console with the Username and Password of an Admin user.

  2. Click the Admin tab in the header pane.

  3. Click Tools under Monitoring Configuration.

  4. By default, the MIB Browser tab will be selected, else select it. Now, do the following.

  5. Click the button.

  1. Click the 'Browse' button in the window that pops up, and fetch MIB file under '<It360 home installation directory>\ManageEngine\IT360\networks\mibs'. Again, click 'Upload MIB'. Now, the selected MIB is added to the 'Select MIB' Filter list.

Note: Please ensure that the MIBs corresponding to the new device are always present under '<It360 home installation directory>\ManageEngine\IT360\networks\mibs'.

  1. Select the uploaded MIB from the 'Select MIB' filter.

  1. Now, the selected MIB and the related attributes (MIB Nodes) are displayed in the MIB Tree, as shown below:

Note:

  1. The MIB Tree shows all the loaded MIBs. You can traverse the tree and view the definition of each node in the tree, in the corresponding fields, such as 'Object ID', 'Syntax', 'MIB Node Description', etc.

  2. Click 'Expand All' or 'Collapse All', to respectively view or minimize all the attributes/nodes under the selected MIB.

4.2 Getting Object ID (OID)

If you want to retrieve the OID of a particular attribute, just click on the attribute. The OID corresponding to that attribute is displayed in the 'Object ID' field.

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4.3 Getting Value for Object ID (OID)

The below steps help you in getting value for a particular OID. For example, let us consider the sysObjectID:

  1. Login to IT360 console with the Username and Password of an Admin user.

  2. Click the Admin tab in the header pane.

  3. Click Tools under Monitoring Configuration.

  4. By default, the MIB Browser tab will be selected, else select it. Now, do the following.

  5. Select the MIB, shown in below image, from the 'Select MIB' filter.

  1. Select the attribute, shown in below image, from the MIB Tree.

  1. Click the 'Select a device' link. A window pops up with a list of SNMP devices. Select a device and click 'OK'.

  1. Enter an appropriate value in the 'Community' field.

  2. Hit the button. Now, the required sysObjectID value is generated.

Alternatively, you can use the standalone MIB browsing utility to view the values of SNMP variables of a device.

  1. Go to <IT360 Home>/networks/bin directory.

  2. Execute MibBrowser.bat/sh file to invoke the standalone tool.

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5. Getting the Values of SNMP Variables for a Device

To retrieve the value of an SNMP variable

  1. Invoke the MibBrowser .

  2. Load the MIB file that contains the SNMP variable.

  3. Select the SNMP variable from the tree and click Get/ GET SNMP Variable.

To retrieve the values of consecutive SNMP variables

Select an SNMP variable from the tree and click Get Next. This retrieves the value of the variable next to the currently selected one.

If the SNMP version in your network is v2c or v3, you can retrieve the values of a set of consecutive variables next to the currently selected one.

To do so, follow the steps given below:

  1. Invoke the MibBrowser .

  2. Click Parameters.

  3. Specify the number of consecutive variables to fetch their values in the Max-Repetitions box. By default, this is set as 50.

  4. Load the MIB file that contains the SNMP variable.

  5. Select the SNMP variable from the list and click Get Bulk.

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