Update the SolarWinds MIB Database for the SolarWinds Platform
This SolarWinds Platform topic applies only to the following products:
Hybrid Cloud Observability Essentials — Hybrid Cloud Observability Advanced
NAM — NPM — NTA — SRM — VNQM
SolarWinds maintains a MIB database that serves as a repository for the OIDs used to monitor a wide variety of network devices. The MIB database is updated regularly.
When you are creating a UnDP poller and cannot find an OID in the MIB tree, update the MIB database.
- Download MIB database from the SolarWinds Platform Web Console (Orion Platform 2020.2 and later)
- Download MIB database from the Customer Portal (Orion Platform 2019.4 or offline environments)
- Learn more about MIBs
Starting with Orion Platform 2020.2, you can check the status of your MIBs database and download the latest MIBs database directly from the SolarWinds Platform Web Console.
Log in to your SolarWinds Platform Web Console.
Click Settings > All Settings > MIBs Management in the Details section.
The page informs you about the MIBs database installed on your main polling engine and about the latest available version.
If an updated version of the MIBs database is available, click Download.
This downloads the latest version of the MIBs database as a MIBs.msi file.
Keep the Show notifications setting enabled to be informed about an updated MIBs database version on relevant places - in the MIB Browser, in the Device Studio, and in the Universal Device Poller tool. The message includes a link to MIBs Management so that you can quickly download and update the MIBs database.
After the download completes, run MIBs.msi installer and complete the installation wizard.
The Installer informs you when Orion services need to be restarted and restarts them if necessary.
Run the .msi file on all deployed polling engines - on the main polling server, HA backup server, and any additional polling engines.
When your SolarWinds Platform is not connected to the Internet, or when you run Orion Platform 2019.4 and earlier, download the MIB database from the Customer Portal.
Download the MIB database
Log in to the Customer Portal (https://customerportal.solarwinds.com/) using your SolarWinds Customer ID and Password.
When upgrading your MIB database for Orion Platform 2019.4 with Internet connection, log in to the customer portal on the SolarWinds Platform server. You will download the database directly to the SolarWinds Platform server and won't have to transfer the file.
In the navigation bar, click Downloads > Orion MIB Database.
On the MIB Database page, click the download button for your SolarWinds Platform version.
To download MIB database for Orion Platform 2020.2 or later in an offline environment, click Download As MSI.
To download the MIB database for Orion Platform 2019.4 or earlier, click Download as ZIP.
If you are using Internet Explorer and it prompts you to add the SolarWinds downloads site
http://solarwinds.s3.amazonaws.com, add the site to your trusted sites.
Install the MIB database. Follow instructions for your SolarWinds Platform version:
If your Orion Platform 2020.2 or later is in an offline environment, download the MSI version of the MIBs database and transfer the file to your scalability engines.
Run the MSI on all deployed polling engines - on the main polling engine server, HA backup server, and any additional polling engines.
When finished, you can check the MIBs database version in the MIBs Management view of the SolarWinds Platform Web Console.
- If your SolarWinds Platform is in an offline environment, transfer the downloaded MIBs.zip file to your SolarWinds Platform server.
MIBs.zipto a temporary location.
Open the folder with the extracted MIBs*.zip, and copy MIBs.*cfg to the SolarWinds folder on your default install volume.
The default location depends on the operating system. For example, on Windows Server 2012, MIBs*.*cfg is located in C:\ProgramData\Solarwinds.
If you cannot overwrite MIBs*.*c*fg because it is being used by a service, Shutdown and restart Orion services, overwrite MIBs.*cfg, and restart the service again.
You may need to restart the Universal Device Poller after installing the MIBs database.
- Copy the extracted MIBs as described to all deployed polling engines - on the main polling server, HA backup server, and any additional polling engines.
You may need to restart the Universal Device Poller application after installing the MIB database, for example by clicking Start > SolarWinds Orion > Universal Device Poller.
What is a MIB?
Check an OID in the SolarWinds MIBs database
Go to the Details view for a device.
In the Management widget, click the MIB Browser button.
The online MIB Browser opens. You can navigate through the SolarWinds MIB database and check whether an OID is available.
Add a device MIB
If you have a specific device MIB, you can have it added to the SolarWinds MIB database. See Add MIBs to the SolarWinds MIB database.