Force10 How to view MAC Address Table entries via SNMP from Dell Force10 Switches

Force10 How to view MAC Address Table entries via SNMP from Dell Force10 Switches


By default, an snmpwalk on the dot1dTpFdbTable of a Dell Force10 switch will not return the MAC address table (Forwarding Database) of the switch.

Note: The dot1dTpFdbTable is contained in the dot1dBridge MIB

Here is a link for the dot1dBridge MIB tree example in detail which is a common OUI:

http://www.cs.vsb.cz/grygarek/TPS/projekty/0405Z/SNMP/mib/dot1dbridge.html


Steps:

In order to allow the Dell Force10 SNMP agent to respond to snmpgets for the dot1dTpFdbTable, a hidden CLI command needs to be enabled.

  1. Login to the CLI of a Dell Force10 switch.
  2. Type in "enable", hit return and enter the privileged-exec enable password.
  3. Enter the switch configuration mode by tying "configure".
  4. Type "enable-dot1d-mibwalk", hit enter.
  5. Exit out of the config.
  6. Save config by typing "write", hit enter.

Executed commands from the above steps:
FTOS#configure
FTOS(conf)#enable-dot1d-mibwalk
FTOS(conf)#exit
FTOS#write

The following shows the results from a mibwalk on the dot1dTpFdbTable
This example was created using iReasoning MIB Browser





Article ID: SLN295195

Last Date Modified: 04/28/2016 12:51 PM


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