ipMonitor comes equipped with a lightweight SNMP MIB database targeted at supporting most common SNMP data.
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The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is organized into a virtual directory tree, infinitely extendible. Corporations add to this virtual tree on a regular basis by publishing and providing Management Information Bases (MIBs) to consumers. MIBs are text files created for Network Management software to read, understand, and locate data.
With the addition of the Custom Database Builder feature to the ipMonitor Support Portal, Administrators can now create their own custom MIB combinations, and then add the new database to their ipMonitor installation. Once the custom database has been added, Administrators can quickly and easily use the SNMP tools available in ipMonitor to configure one of the SNMP Monitors and begin monitoring a specific SNMP-enabled device or application.
Note: Although compiling a custom SNMP database for your ipMonitor installation is useful for browsing and identifying SNMP entries, ipMonitor's SNMP Monitors (SNMP, SNMP QA and SNMP Trap) do not require MIB files to be compiled within the program. With correctly defined parameters, most notably the "OID", SNMP Monitoring will function correctly without a customized SNMP database.
The Custom Database Builder feature located on the ipMonitor Support Portal is only available to customers with a valid Service Plan.
To create a custom MIB database, you must first log in to the Support Portal, located at https://support.ipmonitor.com. Should you not remember your password, click on the Forgot your Password? link to have a temporary password e-mailed to your registered email address.
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To build a custom MIB database, proceed with the following:
• Individual vendors can be located below the Enterprises branch of the MIB Tree.
• The ipMonitorBase folder contains the default selection of MIBs shipped with ipMonitor.
• The ipMonitorExtended folder contains the extended MIB database available in the Downloads section of the Support Portal.
• Checking the root checkbox will add all available MIBs to your personalized database. After adding the entire collection, ipMonitor will consume approximately 90MB of additional memory, and the SNMP Tree will become large and less efficient to navigate. We do not recommend checking the root checkbox when selecting your MIBs for compilation.
The ZIP file containing your custom MIB database will also include a readme.txt file with installation instructions. To add the newly created custom MIB database to your ipMonitor installation, proceed with the following:
a) Open the Start Menu
b) Click Run
c) Issue the following command: net stop ipmonitorsrv
a) Open the Start Menu
b) Click Run
c) Issue the following command: net start ipmonitorsrv
If you are an ipMonitor customer and would like additional MIBs added to the SNMP Center, please contact our Technical Support department with a list of MIBs you require.
The Technical Support department can be reached between the hours of 9am and 5pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, at email@example.com.
For information regarding the various SNMP Monitors available within the ipMonitor Network Monitoring software, refer to the Monitors section of ipMonitor's Context-Sensitive Help system, and then select Monitor Types. The Context-Sensitive Help can be accessed by clicking the Help link located in the top right corner of ipMonitor's Administration web interface.
For information on other features and concepts related to those discussed in this article, refer to the following ipMonitor resources:
Last Updated: May 9, 2007 | What did you think of this topic?