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Management Information Base (MIB) in the SolarWinds Platform

This topic applies to all SolarWinds Platform products.

Management Information Base (MIB) is a structure that describes all objects a device can report on, such as CPU, fan, or temperature. MIB contains the name, datatype, and the object identifier (OID). MIB is a hierarchical structure, displayed as a navigation tree. Every entry in the MIB tree is a value for a specific component on a specific device.

Each entry in the tree is followed by a number in parenthesis. Each entry in the tree can be specified using the sequence of numbers, such as 1.3.6.1 (iso.org.dod.internet). The unique numerical value is the OID.

For more information, see Management Information Base (MIB) for the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).

MIBs in the SolarWinds Platform

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.

Where to find information about the SolarWinds MIBs database?

Administrators can find out the currently used version in the SolarWinds Platform Web Console.

  1. Click Settings > All Settings and scroll down to the Details section.
  2. Click MIBs Management and check the details. If a new version is available, download and install it.

How do I check whether an OID is included in the database and polled on a device?

Use the MIB Browser.

  • In the SolarWinds Platform Web Console, go to the Details view for the device, find the Management widget, and click MIB Browser.

  • Navigate the tree. Click an OID to display more details about in the Selected OID pane.

You can also access the MIB Browser from Device Studio and from Universal Device Poller.