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Issues with MIBs for N2048P switches

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Hi everyone,

I recently setup a SCOM environment and I am planning to monitor Dell Networking N2048P switches with SCOM.  Out-of-box, the switches are not certified by MS.  SCOM finds the switches nicely though and they come up as generic switches - so I have essentially just an up/down monitor.

In SCOM 2016, MS included a tool that allows Management Packs to be easily created via MIB files for the device.

I donwloaded the MIBs for the N2048P (found in the firmware) and noticed that they are not standard .MIB, but rather .my files (which is new to me).  I tried to import these into the MP Generator tool, but they could not be loaded as it encountered many issues with the files.  To be sure it wasn't the generator software, I tried other SNMP tools that allow import of MIB files.   Again errors.  

Does DELL not make standard MIB files for their equipment?  Is there something I am missing?

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  • The MIB file you have found, is the only one I am aware of. Using various MIB browsers, I have had no issues looking at the OIDs in the .my files. I was able to successfully rename the .my files to .mib files, and the browsers were still able to view the OIDs. Have you checked with SCOM forums/KB articles to see if they have any suggestions on the errors you are seeing?

    Daniel Covey
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  • Out of curiousity, what MIB browsers are you using to check?  I am using the tool from MS as well a few free tools found online for windows.  They all have the same issues when trying to load the MIB files.  This is only happening for Dell Networking MIBs.  The MIBs I have for other SNMP equipment (SonicWALL, Cisco, Brother) all load without issue.  Just the Dell Networking ones have issues.  Here's an example of one of the errors:

  • Here are some free MIB browsers that work for me. I am sure there are several others out there as well.

     

    http://ireasoning.com/mibbrowser.shtml

    http://www.ks-soft.net/hostmon.eng/mibbrowser/index.htm

    https://www.paessler.com/tools/mibimporter

     

    SNMP walk also works well.

    Daniel Covey
    Dell EMC | Enterprise Support Services
    Get support on Twitter: @DellCaresPRO

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