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Looking for a PowerConnect 5448 OIDs - SNMP

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I am testing a new monitoring system from GFI (GFI MAX). There is a way to use SNMP with Dell equipment. I am trying to find out what are the OIDs I should enter into the system to monitor things like CPU, Fans, System status etc. There is also a place for a response like = 3 (3 being OK, I think). How should I configure this? I called Dell Ent support, but was told they do not know the OIDs.

 

Any ideas?

 

Thanks.

EE.

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Anaraendil
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Re: Looking for a PowerConnect 5448 OIDs - SNMP

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Hi,

Firstly, you can try Cisco OIDs, probably Dell has the same.

If not, you can use two utilites from net-snmp linux package: snmpwalk to get all OIDs in textual form and snmptranslate to convert it to numeric form (if you have appropriate MIBs).

Additional information about net-snmp you can find in this wiki: http://www.net-snmp.org/wiki/index.php/Tutorials

Third option is to use MIB browser, but many of them needs some payment.

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Anaraendil
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Re: Looking for a PowerConnect 5448 OIDs - SNMP

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Hi,

Firstly, you can try Cisco OIDs, probably Dell has the same.

If not, you can use two utilites from net-snmp linux package: snmpwalk to get all OIDs in textual form and snmptranslate to convert it to numeric form (if you have appropriate MIBs).

Additional information about net-snmp you can find in this wiki: http://www.net-snmp.org/wiki/index.php/Tutorials

Third option is to use MIB browser, but many of them needs some payment.

Wendego
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Re: Looking for a PowerConnect 5448 OIDs - SNMP

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Hi Anaraendil,

You sent me in the right direction. Here is what I did:

1. I searched Google for a free MIB Browser. I found ireasoning.com free MIB browser. That can be downloaded from here:

http://ireasoning.com/mibbrowser.shtml

2. I downloaded the Dell PowerConnect 54xx MIB from here:

ftp://ftp.dell.com/network/PowerConnect54xx_MIBs_A00.zip

3. I then opened dell_vendor.mib using the browser, and found the OIDs I was looking for.

The OIDs I am using for my 5448 are:

Global Status: 1.3.6.1.4.1.674.10895.3000.1.2.110.1.0

FAN 1: 1.3.6.1.4.1.674.10895.3000.1.2.110.7.1.1.3.67109249

FAN 2: 1.3.6.1.4.1.674.10895.3000.1.2.110.7.1.1.3.67109250

FAN 3: 1.3.6.1.4.1.674.10895.3000.1.2.110.7.1.1.3.67109251

PSU 1: 1.3.6.1.4.1.674.10895.3000.1.2.110.7.2.1.3.67109185

PSU 2: (If exsit) 1.3.6.1.4.1.674.10895.3000.1.2.110.7.2.1.3.67109186

Be advised there is a "." at the beginning of every string/ line, but I found that my GFIMax monitoring system did not like that "." at the beginning, so for me it works without it.

Oh and the string returned should be 1 for the FANs and PSUs, and 3 for the global status. These are "OK" / "NORMAL" status. You can see that in the MIB browser.

Hope this helps.

EE.

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