Add SNMP Object
When you select objects to include in an SNMP set you're given the opportunity of adding a new SNMP object. This should not be necessary for the most part, because a LAN Watch retrieves the objects you typically require. But if you do need to add an SNMP object from a MIB file manually you can do so using Monitor > Add SNMP Object or by clicking the Add Object... button while configuring an SNMP set.
The SNMP MIB Tree page loads a Management Information Base (MIB) file and displays it as an expandable tree of MIB objects. All MIB objects are classified by their location on the MIB tree. Once loaded you can select the MIB objects you want to install on your VSA. SNMP device manufacturers typically provide MIB files on their websites for the devices they manufacture.
Note: You can review the complete list of MIB objects already installed, by selecting the MIB OIDs tab in Monitoring > Monitor Lists. This is the list of MIB objects you currently can include in an SNMP set.
If a vendor has supplied you with a MIB file, you can follow these steps:
Click Load MIB... to browse for and upload a MIB file. When a MIB object is added, if the system does not already have the following standard MIB II files—required by most MIBs—it loads them automatically:
Note:The MIB file can be loaded and removed at any time and does not affect any MIB objects that are used in SNMP sets.
The MIB tree represents all MIB file objects that are currently loaded for the user to select from.
Add MIB Objects
Click Add MIB Objects to add selected objects to the VSA's list of MIB objects that can be monitored using Define SNMP Set.
After selections have been made the MIB file can be removed. The size of the MIB tree can become so large that it is hard to navigate. Click Remove MIB to clean that process up.