Many a times network engineers are aware of the MIB node (OID name) but not sure of the OID and its properties. In such situations MIB Node Viewer utility would be of great use. It accepts the node name or the OID as input and provides the complete information on the MIB node.
Click the Tools tab.
Choose MIB Viewer available under the SNMP Tools category.
Select the MIB Node Viewer tab.
Enter the MIB Node name or the OID.
Click the Find button.
Check the results. The results include:
MIB Module Name: Displays the MIB name where the Node/Object OID exists.
Parent Name: Displays the parent Variable/Node for the MIB node specified.
OID: Displays the unique OID of the MIB node.
Numbered OID: Displays the unique OID of the specified Variable/Node.
Macro Type: Displays the Macros defined in the SMIv1 and SMIv2.
OID Type : Displays the OID type. The OID types supported are Scalar, Table Column, Table, Index node, and Table Entry.
Status: Displays the status value of the node.
Syntax : Displays the syntax associated with the node.
Access: Displays the access permission for the node/variable defined as read-only, read-write, write-only, or none.
Child Nodes: Displays the number of Child nodes and names of the node (if any).
Next Node: Displays the variable/node that succeeds the node specified.
Definition: Displays the variable/node description as given in the MIB.
If you get an error message as "Unrecognised OID", try adding the MIB containing the OID using the Load MIB link and try again.
Error Message: E5001: Unrecognised OID