This dialog lets you browse MIBs installed on your WhatsUp Gold system in the context of a specified computer or networked device. If the computer is SNMP enabled and is configured to use a selected MIB, you can use this dialog to select very specific information to be gathered on that device. This is a live MIB browser, the selected device is polled as you browse and expand the MIB tree. If a portion of the MIB tree is not supported by the device, even though it is defined in the MIB file, it will not be shown on the tree and you should browse (...) for a device that is configured to use that section of the MIB tree.

In general, to use the MIB Walker tool, enter the IP address of the device you want to monitor in the Address or hostname box. For example, if you are searching for a printer MIB, you should enter a printer's IP address.

Go to the Passive Monitor Library and create a new SNMP Trap. In the SNMP Passive Monitor Instance dialog, click the Browse (...) button.

To select a MIB for a monitor:

  1. Select the appropriate node from the MIB tree in the left hand pane. Once the MIB is selected, view the available properties and values of that item in the right pane. A description of the MIB appears at the bottom of the dialog.  
  2. Select the specific property you want to monitor or collect statistics on. Once you select a specific property, the box at the bottom of the dialog shows a detailed description of the property. That description may contain a list of possible values for that property. The selected Object and Instance IDs appear below the MIB lists.
  3. Click OK.

Related Topics

SNMP overview

About the SNMP Management Information Base (MIB)

Performance Monitor overview