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Learn More About Mib Browser and Its Uses

One of the most tedious things to do with respect to network management is to load in Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Management Information Bases (MIBs) into a network management system (NMS). The NMS needs SNMP MIBs in order to be able to administer and manage devices. To explain how easy this can be with some of the newest snmp tools available, here we are focusing on how to compile and browse snmp mibs with OidView Professional MIB Browser.

OidView is one of the most comprehensive network tools we’ve ever seen, especially in the SNMP arena. Not only has it wrapped the traditional command line tools with a fantastic UI, but it has built in a certain amount of intelligence to make MIB compiling a snap. This network toolset has leaped light-years ahead of traditional snmp tools and MIB Browser platforms and takes the tedious nature out of snmp mib management.

First, if OidView determines that you need a MIB, it will attempt to perform a mib download automatically if it finds that the correct downloadable MIB is available online. If not, the user can give the MIB Manager a list of ASN.1 SNMP MIBs (drag and drop your files or multi-select from a file-selection dialog), and have OidView automatically determine the order in which to compile them. OidView does this by looking at the defined import modules in the textual SNMP MIB definition and makes sure that all import modules have been either compiled or loaded first before compiling the current snmp mib.

Second, if OidView determines that a MIB module is needed by the compiler but it cannot find it, it will ask the user to specify a search location for the MIB. If one is specified, OidView will use that location to automatically search for missing MIB modules. The user also has other options at his or her disposal like ignoring the import module to allow the compiler to continue, choosing another module instead (i.e. specify an alias), and even editing a MIB module at compile time to fix compilation errors!

Once all the MIBs are compiled and loaded into the system, OidView can then manage and administer any and all of your network devices. To browse the compiled MIB, simply right click on the MIB in the Manager or the MIB module list, and click “Browse MIB”. A traditional MIB Browser will appear, but in this case showing the MIB objects only from that specific compiled MIB. If so desired, you can point that browser at an agent as well to see and administer values. Otherwise, you can load that MIB into the default database or a session-based browser, and view it alongside all the other MIBs in the system.

For more resources about fault management and especially about mib browser please review this webpage http://www.oidview.com/mibbrowser.html

Groshan Fabiola

  1. Anonymous
    May 6th, 2012 at 00:17 | #1

    Why do People not bother to learn how to use a computer, web browser or anything properly ?
    I mean, some people seem to think that Google is THE internet or they only think Windows and maybe Mac are good because you have to pay for them whereas Linux must be some kind of Virus illegal software.

    Why don’t people learn a little more about how to use a PC or whatever, instead of just buying one and complaining about it when Google keeps giving them pictures because they dont realise they are doing an image search. Seriously I have had someone ask my what is wrong with Google cos of this.

    Why does anyone use Internet Explorer ? Give me one good reason. If you want security use Chrome, speed ? use chrome…. IE is only used because it comes with computers so people are to scared of downloading another browser or don’t even know what one is.

    On a less of a rant note;
    I am in the UK and am not sure if this is what it is like in other countries but there are very few companies in the UK that use Linux, and the ones that do are not based in the UK, for example right now schools and colleges are low on money so why don’t they instead of buying overrated expensive software use cheaper or free equivalent software which does exist for near everything. Also instead of using Windows they could use Linux, such as Fedora or Ubuntu, which would save them tonnes of money.

    What do you guys think ?
    I am also a Technician, and after hearing this kinda thing I gotta vent it out somewhere.. Yahoo seemed like the place. 😀

  2. Trinityvalues
    May 6th, 2012 at 05:19 | #2

    too much to learn in so little time
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  3. Computer Technician
    May 6th, 2012 at 05:21 | #3

    As a computer technician I hear that everyday. The younger generation go and buy
    a computer and they just learn to to start it up. Probably don’t even know how to properly shut it down. I had one person tell me the way they shut the computer down was they held down the power button each time they shut it down. I asked a lady what web browser she used and she said she used yahoo. LOL
    I also had a lady ask me where was start? Also another lady ask me which one was the right click. LOL. And it just goes on and on. I know hear everything as a
    computer technician.
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    Computer Technician

  4. JOHN G
    May 6th, 2012 at 05:23 | #4

    I was in IT back in the 70’s when there was only mainframes and terminals, people were just as reluctant to get involved back then
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