Even if SNMP traps are being properly sent from an agent, a SNMP manager with any of the following MIB issues will create errors and reduce your network visibility, increasing the chance of a costly outage.
A MIB file is a sort of "codebook" that is required to interpret traps sent from your SNMP devices. Without the appropriate MIB, your SNMP manager will not be able to handle incoming traps from an SNMP device.
The two most common MIB types are DOS MIBs and UNIX MIBs. DOS MIBs may not work with a UNIX SNMP manager, and vice versa. Check to be sure that you are using MIBs that are compatible with your manager.
Most main MIBs require additional reference (RFC) MIBs during compiling. If any of these RFC MIBs are missing, the main MIB will not compile properly. When compiling a MIB on DPS Telecom's T/Mon NOC, an error message is added to the MIB Manager log that indicates which MIB files are missing. You may access this log from the Report Viewer. Error reporting on other SNMP managers will vary, but you can always get a list of required reference MIBs by reading the main MIB.
DPS-MIB-V38 DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
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