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HP Network Node Manager 9: Getting Started by Marius Vilemaitis

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Working with MIBs

The collection of data objects using SNMP is described by a hierarchical structure, so the same parameter on any device can be retrieved by the same object ID, with the very same syntax. Such definition is provided by SNMP MIB (Management Information Base) files. NNMi deals with monitored parameters using SNMP MIB files as well. Also, each device type or model can provide information about different parameters, which means other MIBs should be used while dealing with it. For example, the interface incoming byte rate (ifInOctets) is retrieved using .1.3.6.1.2.1.2.2.1.10 object ID from any device (if the device can support such information). Another example is specific information such as mail queues can be provided by mail server, ...

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