Dell EMC OpenManage Essentials Version 2.5 User's Guide

About importing MIBs

Use case scenario : As an administrator you want to monitor (listen and classify incoming traps) a device that is not supported by OpenManage Essentials.

Solution: Verify whether the device supports SNMP protocol. If the device supports SNMP protocol, ensure that the service is running and the trap destination points to the OpenManage Essentials-based system. For unsupported device traps, define the traps in OpenManage Essentials by importing the trap definitions using the Alerts portal. The following table provides information about traps before and after they are imported to the OpenManage Essentials database.

Table 1. Importing MIBs. The following table provides information about traps before and after they are imported to the OpenManage Essentials database.
Feature Before Importing the MIB to the OpenManage Essentials Database After Importing the MIB to the OpenManage Essentials Database
Can I see traps coming from the device in the OpenManage Essentials alerts portal? Yes Yes
Will traps have a severity value? No, the severity is unknown. Yes
Will traps have a valid name? No, the name is unknown. Yes, the trap name is defined in the MIB.
Will traps have a valid event category name? No, the event category name is unknown. Yes, a new category is created by default.
Will traps have a description? Yes, all the description details are present. However, the details are not formatted. Yes, the description is present in the format defined while importing the trap.
Will the trap display the trap variable values? Yes Yes (by default), provided the format string values are not removed prior to importing the traps to OpenManage Essentials.
Will the trap display the Enterprise object identifier (OID), Specific OID, and Generic OID? Yes Yes
Will the trap display additional trap variables which can be used for debugging? Yes, however, the details are not formatted. Yes
Will the trap display the host name or IP address of the device? Yes Yes
Can I use traps in various alert actions to forward the trap to another management console, execute a task, or filter the unwanted traps? Yes, but the features are limited. Rules specific to severity, event category, event name, and so on are not possible. Yes, the traps are defined so all the alert actions are supported based on the trap name, category, severity, and so on.
Can I perform various UI actions (acknowledge, delete, and so on) on the traps? Yes Yes
Will purging of alerts work on the traps? Yes No

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