MIBS FILES

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MIBS FILES

Hello all.  We are trying to load the mib files into SolarWinds/Orion and it doesn't like the .my extension on the files provided at https://support.paloaltonetworks.com/index.php?option=com_pan&task=dl_tech_doc&filename=PAN-MIB-MODU...

Has anyone experienced this?  Is this a SolarWinds/Orion issue or can the file extension be changed?

thnks in advance

vnt90

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Re: MIBS FILES

Hello,

We do not have direct support for the Solarwinds or Orion products.

~Phil

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Re: MIBS FILES

Questions:

  • Does the Solarwinds Orion documentation specify the file format(s) that are required? 
  • Can it use the .my files provided by Palo Alto Networks? 
  • Does it require the use of a compiled MIB (.cmi or .cds file format)?
  • Does Solarwinds Orion have a "MIB Loading Options" setting that specifies "Direct" or "Compiled File"?

If it does require .cmi or .cds files, you may want to load the .my file in a MIB browser like "ManageEngine MibBrowser".  Its default settings will generate .cmi and .cds file formats when the .my MIB file is loaded.

This forum thread may also provide you with useful information about loading MIBs in Orion.  http://thwack.solarwinds.com/forums/48/network-management/9/orion-network-performance-monitor/2011/h...

Best Regards,

Jared

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Re: MIBS FILES

So after all of this we found that Orion/SolarWinds latest mib db has the mibs for the PaloAlto products.  So no mib import was necessary after we upgraded the mib db.   However in leaving the OID field in the SNMP VIEW Setup (on the 5050/5020) blank, as instructed,  we could not querry any mibs.  So in testing we entered 1.3.6 and lo and behold all mibs are now available to Orion/SolarWinds.

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Re: MIBS FILES

That's good to know.  The link I posted in my previous post sounded like Solarwinds includes other vendors MIBs in their product instead of allowing end-users to load them directly.  It makes sense that the OID field required that you enter .1.3.6 since this is essentially the "root" for all OIDs.  I'm glad to hear you were able to get this to work.

Best Regards,

Jared

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Re: MIBS FILES

Strange... It looks like the system put my previous reply under another user's account.  I've deleted that odd post and re-posted so it shows up as being from me.

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