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I have a HP 2626 switch and want to monitor it by SNMP. how can i use the MIB file.
Any starting points on how to understand it ?
using snmpwalk to get the data in a *nix machine and output it in a .txt file

How can i get a list of all the connected mac-addresses and coresponding ports by snmp from a HP Procurve 2626 ? And then how can i get current port utilization by SNMP?

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Check the MIB perhaps? –  pehrs Jan 10 '11 at 10:29
    
MIB but i don't know how to use it. any hints ? –  s.mihai Jan 10 '11 at 10:38
    
What tool, on what platform, do you intend to use to do this? At least gives us some clue of the platform you want to do it from. Linux, perhaps? –  MadHatter Jan 10 '11 at 11:05
    
Linux, i am using snmpwalk, but this returns me all the OID's from the device and i can not make sense of all the data –  s.mihai Jan 10 '11 at 11:06

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See here: http://www.sifizm.com/2009/02/19/using-snmpget-or-snmpwalk-and-a-vendor-mib-file/

On most Linux systems, the MIB files should go to /usr/share/snmp/mibs or probably /usr/local/share/snmp/mibs.

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You can also export MIBS=ALL so snmpwalk will read every MIB in /usr/share/snmp/mibs without having to list them all on the command line. Useful since HP probably gave you +/-8 billion MIB files. –  eater Jan 10 '11 at 11:56
    
yea' i have like 2 dozen files and will take ages to read them out :)) –  s.mihai Jan 10 '11 at 12:35

Put STRANGE-NEW-MIB.txt in the directory where all your other MIBs are stored (possibly /usr/share/snmp/mibs , but it may vary with distro, mine is Fedora 14), then do

snmpwalk -v 1 -c public -m +STRANGE-NEW-MIB 1.2.3.4

where you replace public with the real RO community strong, STRANGE-NEW-MIB is the name of your new MIB without the .txt suffix (if memory serves), and 1.2.3.4 is the IP address of your switch.

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