Install SNMP Service in Windows XP and Overview of MIB Explorer

Install SNMP Service in Windows XP and Overview of MIB Explorer

Enable SNMP services in Windows Xp:

  1. To open the Windows Components Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Add or Remove Programs, and then click Add/Remove Windows Components.
  2. In Components, click Management and Monitoring Tools (but do not select or clear its check box), and then click Details.
  3. Select the Simple Network Management Protocol check box, and click OK.
  4. Click Next.
Install SNMP Service in Windows XP
Install SNMP Service in Windows XP

Overview of MIB Explorer:
There are lots of tools available to view the MIB structure of SNMP Agent.

MIB - Management Information Base Explorer
MIB – Management Information Base Explorer

Download this tool from internet which is freely available.

Above tool is very useful in finding the Object Identifiers.

As shown in above figure, enter the IP address of the SNMP agent and select the Operation.  OID can be selected from left tree and the information related to that OID is displayed in the Grid.

Using this tool, anyone can check the functionality of code written by them against the output of this tool.

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  • ALVI

    Hello, I am alvi. my final year project is “Network topology discovery based on snmp”. As I am new to SNMP, I have few questions. One of them is: As you said, “Using this tool, anyone can check the functionality of code written by them against the output of this tool” ; I am not sure how to do it. Can you explain? Your help is highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.