Strictly speaking, you don't need any of the MIBs at all. MIBs just
translate the cryptic numeric OIDs into a more human-readable form. As a
side effect, a MIB also gives you a good idea of which OIDs a particular
device will understand. In a way, you can think of the MIBs as the SNMP
equivalent of a /etc/hosts file for IP addressing.
But if you feel comfortable with using OIDs directly, you can simply
hand them right to check_snmp directly, just as you can use IP addresses
As others have already pointed out, Nagios does not actually understand
SNMP at all. It only understands plugins.
SYS ADMIN wrote:
> I keep running across MIB lists that imply they can be loaded into SNMP
> monitoring softwares directly.
> Is there provision to do this in Nagios?
> I have some hardware devices that I would like to monitor, and can get
> these lists, but don't know how to get them into a form where
> Nagios/SNMP can determine the OIDs I need.
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