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How can I import my MIB files into PRTG?



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I want to load MIB files from a device into PRTG Network Monitor. What steps are necessary to convert / import these files into the correct format (oidlib) in order to use it for device setup in PRTG?

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Created on Feb 9, 2010 4:16:07 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Paessler Support]

Last change on Feb 10, 2010 12:25:40 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Paessler Support]

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This article applies to PRTG Network Monitor 16 or later and MIB Importer 3 or later

Using the Paessler MIB Importer

You can use the Paessler MIB Importer to convert MIB files to oidlib files, the Paessler format for MIBs that is used in PRTG, and to import them into PRTG.


  • By providing MIBs, you give your network monitoring solution the possibility to access available monitoring objects. With MIBs in oidlib format PRTG will be able to scan a device for available sensors and create suitable sensors and channels automatically.
  • You can either start an auto-discovery to make PRTG scan your device(s) and create sensors automatically or add an SNMP Library sensor and use the new oidlib file.

The BRIDGE MIB in the Paessler MIB Importer

Example with Instructions

You can find an example step-by-step instruction for the import of MIB files using the Paessler MIB Importer in Step 3: Importing the Obtained MIB File.

Download & User Manual

To download the Paessler MIB Importer, and to get more instructions and the manual go to:

Paessler MIB Importer and Converter

Troubles with the Import?

Note: When importing an MIB file you might notice a message stating that OIDs were found successfully, yet none of them were useful for PRTG. In such cases, the MIB file does not include any counter information that can be used with PRTG. This can be the case if the MIB file only contains SNMP traps, double-index OIDs, or other counters that cannot be processed by PRTG's SNMP sensors.

If possible, please try with another MIB file. For details, see section 5. Trouble Shooting in the Paessler MIB Importer manual.

Note: SNMP tables are supported by MIB Importer v3.5.3 or later.


Created on Feb 9, 2010 4:17:07 PM by  Daniel Zobel [Paessler Support]

Last change on Nov 7, 2017 6:32:16 PM by  Martina Wittmann [Paessler Support]



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