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OID translation, SNMP trap error configuration




I can't completely figure out how to configure SNMP traps on PRTG and have a few questions. I get the traps into PRTG (from a Cisco 2960X switch), however:

  • 1. The OID is shown and not the human readable text. The OID in question can be translated by the Cisco PORT-SECURITY MIB, and I have installed that file in the /MIB directory on the PRTG server. I have also converted the file to OIDLIB and installed that in /snmplibs, although I understand it is not needed for this particular problem. The probe is restarted, and still I only see OID values. What have I missed?
  • 2. Is there any way to stop PRTG translate the first bit of OIDs? I'd rather see than CISCO-SMI::ciscoMgmt.362.1.2.......
  • 3. I tried to get the sensor to go red for a specific problem I have. The sensor logs CISCO-SMI::ciscoMgmt.362., meaning a multicast storm port security violation. I want that to trigger an error state for the sensor. So in the error filter for the sensor I put bindings[CISCO-SMI::ciscoMgmt.362.,3], and I also tried the of the OID, but it does not trigger an error state.


mib oid prtg

Created on Feb 1, 2018 1:02:09 PM

Last change on Feb 1, 2018 1:21:11 PM by  Luciano Lingnau [Paessler]

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Hello there,

We appreciate your contact.

1. I would like to analyse this further. Please send the MIB file to [email protected] with the subject PAE990041.

2. Unfortunately, there is no possibility to do this.

3. Please note, that the Sensor counts the messages per second in one interval. That means the Sensor switches for your Error Trap only for one interval to "red".

Kind regards,
Birk Guttmann
Tech Support Team

Created on Feb 5, 2018 9:04:41 AM by  Birk Guttmann [Paessler Support]

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