Dell SNMP - Windows vs. Linux
brechin at ncsa.uiuc.edu
Mon Apr 2 16:01:38 CDT 2007
Your first assumption is correct. MIB files tell the SNMP client how to
translate the values into more human-readable formats. This does not,
however, ensure that all the values in the MIB are actually available
from the machine.
> If you did put dell Mibs in /usr/share/snmp/mibs, then it should work
> the same for windows and linux box !
> actually , I am questionning myself on this issue ... I wonder what is
> the use of mibs files ? is it only a question of translating oids to
> "human readable" values (.18.104.22.168.4.1 <-> iso.snmp...entreprise) or has
> it a "real power" of retreiving datas ? As long as we request oids
> by numeric value -> .22.214.171.124.4.1.674.10892.1.300.10.1.11.1 , what's the
> need of installing the dell OIDs ? and installing a mib, is it as
> simple as putting the mib file in /usr/share/snmp/mibs ?
> Thanks .
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