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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. What steps are necessary to convert or import these files into the correct oidlib format to use it for device setup in PRTG?

converter import mib oid oidlib prtg software

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

Last change on Jul 23, 2019 5:50:50 AM by  Maike Guba [Paessler Support]



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This article applies to PRTG Network Monitor 19 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.

Benefits

  • 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 automatically scan a device for available sensors and create suitable sensors and channels.
  • You can either start an auto-discovery to make PRTG scan your devices and automatically create sensors, or add an SNMP Library sensor and use the new oidlib file.

The BRIDGE MIB in the Paessler MIB Importer
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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: Import the MIB File to PRTG.

Download and User Manual

To download the Paessler MIB Importer and to get more instructions and the manual, see our website: Paessler MIB Importer and Converter

Having Trouble 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 the SNMP sensors of PRTG.

If possible, try another MIB file. For details, see section 5. Troubleshooting in the MIB Importer Manual.

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

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

Last change on Jul 23, 2019 6:00:06 AM by  Maike Guba [Paessler Support]



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Perfect!

Created on Apr 1, 2010 4:32:51 PM by  bwaaso (0) 1



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Hi. Is ther is a way to import a MIB to my.prtg.com environment.

Thank you

Created on Jan 22, 2020 5:37:42 PM by  Alfredo Peyrot (0) 1



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Hello Alfredo,

Currently it's not possible to import your own MIB files, lookups etc. as with the on-premise version of PRTG. The issue is that the relevant folder is located in PRTG's installation path instead of the data-path.

Sure, we could upload your MIB files, custom lookups and alike manually, but here's the culprit: When your hosted PRTG instance receives an update, those manual changes will be lost. That's because when hosted PRTG instances are being updated, your data partition will be mounted to a new instance that has the new PRTG version already running, while every customisation to the program folder is gone then, since it's a new machine you have from then on.

See also here an overview of current differences between PRTG on premise and in the cloud.

We're planning on introducing a a way to upload and keep such files later this year for hosted PRTG instances as well, but I have no fixed release date for it yet.

Kind regards,

Erhard

Created on Jan 23, 2020 6:55:29 AM by  Erhard Mikulik [Paessler Support]



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When I import the OID into the Remote Probe Server, I am not able to see the sensor under the PRTG Portal SNMP Library? For me to see the sensor under SNMP Library do I need to import it on the PRTG Server itself?

Created on May 6, 2020 8:15:55 AM by  kenneth_goh (0)



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Hi,

Please import the mib files with out MIB Importer tool to your core server system.
Afterwards you should see the oidlib file in the creation of your desired sensor.

Created on May 6, 2020 10:28:09 AM by  Marijan Horsky [Paessler Support]



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