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e1200 MIB for SIM 4.0?

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Derek_31
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e1200 MIB for SIM 4.0?

Where can I find a MIB for my e1200 router in my MSL5030 so that Systems Insight Manager can detect it and alert me on SNMP traps?
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David Ruska
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Re: e1200 MIB for SIM 4.0?

Look in the manual for M2402 router. It uses the same firmware, and the MIB is defined there. See appendix D.

http://h200002.www2.hp.com/bc/docs/support/UCR/SupportManual/TPM_269782e3/TPM_269782e3.pdf

Note: HP is not providing support for the router SNMP/MIBs going forward (including the e1200), as we have other solutions for providing tape library manageability.
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Derek_31
Valued Contributor

Re: e1200 MIB for SIM 4.0?

I must say those instructions make zero sense to me.

1) Where do I find the MIBs?
2) How do I integrate them into SIM4?

I see no details on what to do with them.
David Ruska
Honored Contributor

Re: e1200 MIB for SIM 4.0?

> I must say those instructions make zero sense to me.

Some of the instructions are greek to me too :-) I know enough about SNMP/MIBs to get in trouble :-(

> 1) Where do I find the MIBs?

Both the FA 2.2 and the enterprise MIBs are in the appendix. However, in pdf form I suspect they are only good if you are interested in doing a "Get" or "Set" on a few objects. Otherwise, you probably want the whole source code of the MIB to include into your SNMP application. The FA 2.2 MIB can be found here (pointed to in the manual):
http://www.fibrealliance.org/fb/mib/mib2_2.htm

Unfortuntunately this will require a bit of clean-up (including the page break footer) to make it usable. For reference, the FA 4.0 MIB is in compilable form:
http://www.fibrealliance.org/fb/mib/mib2_2.htm

> 2) How do I integrate them into SIM4?
> I see no details on what to do with them.

As I understand it (or don't understand it), you take the MIB source code and it get's compiled into your SNMP app (agent?, manager?), and then it understands how to walk the MIB tree hierarchy.

The manual referenced also talks about setting up the SNMP traps (see page 75). You can configure up to 3 hosts to recieve events (you have some selection over which events to send). I don't know if you need the MIBs included in your SNMP agent/manager to do anything of use with them.

Perhaps someone more MIB educated can give some more information.

I did find this on the Cisco site:

Most Network Management Systems (NMSs) provide a way for the user to load Management
Information Bases (MIBs). Loading a MIB is a way that an NMS can learn about new MIB objects, such as their names, object identifiers, and the kind of datatype (for example, Counter).

The MIB may be parsed when it is loaded, or it may happen later, for instance, when an NMS application runs. The software that performs the parsing is a MIB compiler.

Any syntactically correct MIB should be successfully parsed by any vendor's MIB compiler. Unfortunately, different MIB compilers may exhibit different quirks.

The journey IS the reward.
David Ruska
Honored Contributor

Re: e1200 MIB for SIM 4.0?

I just noticed a thread talking about compiling in MIBs for CIM4:

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=394787

You might want to follow-up in the HP Insight Manager forum if you have further MIB/CIM questions.
The journey IS the reward.
Derek_31
Valued Contributor

Re: e1200 MIB for SIM 4.0?

I am VERY unhappy that HP expects the average user to do the integration that they should do for the user.

Am I the only one that wants SNMP monitoring of HP products by another HP product?

This situation just seems extremely silly and reflects poorly on HP.
David Ruska
Honored Contributor

Re: e1200 MIB for SIM 4.0?

Did I mention that I know enough about MIBs to be dangerous ?

I suspect there may be an easier way.

For example, looking in the following folder:
c:/Program Files/HP/Insight Manager 7.../compaq/protocol/snmp/MIBS

There's a file called v3_0FA.mib, which appears to be the Fibre Alliance MIB version 3.0.

So, maybe its just a matter of mapping this MIB to your router, or even better perhaps they are self-identifying, and all you need to do is discover the device (hopefully someone with more expertise can chime in...)
The journey IS the reward.
Derek_31
Valued Contributor

Re: e1200 MIB for SIM 4.0?

I setup the e1200 for SNMP communications with my CIM, but CIM didn't show anything for that device.
Michael Peckman
Occasional Visitor

Re: e1200 MIB for SIM 4.0?

So, I am also looking for MIBs for E1200 router in my ESL9595 tape library.

The information provided by David Ruska wasn't correct (OK, wasn't useful).

The E1200 generates traps with the vendor number 2512. For example:
.1.3.6.1.4.1.2512.0.4

The information provided by David didn't address this vendor.

So, still looking for MIBs. Please advise...
Uwe Zessin
Honored Contributor

Re: e1200 MIB for SIM 4.0?

I've checked the E1200-160 user's guide from May 2003 (325741-001, there isn't any newer manual on the web pages). It says that SNMP is not supported.

These devices are based on Crossroad's hard- / software, but judging their web pages it does not look like you can get a MIB from them.
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Michael Peckman
Occasional Visitor

Re: e1200 MIB for SIM 4.0?

Same findings as I had. Thanks for the update.
David Ruska
Honored Contributor

Re: e1200 MIB for SIM 4.0?

> I've checked the E1200-160 user's guide from May 2003 (325741-001,
> there isn't any newer manual on the web pages).
> It says that SNMP is not supported.

I did point that out in my original reply:

=> Note: HP is not providing support
=> for the router SNMP/MIBs going forward (including the e1200),
=> as we have other solutions for providing tape library manageability.

> These devices are based on Crossroad's hard- / software...

That is true, and so far the SNMP functionality has been left in the HP unique firmware. HOWEVER (which I didn't clarify earlier), no specific testing and integration has been done with SNMP by HP for quite some time, as we utilize a different approach for device management (using the StorageWorks Interface Manager product). Documentation for the more recent products (e.g. e1200) changed to reflect that SNMP is not supported. Since the firmware between the M2402 and the e1200 is the same, there is no reason it should not work, however there is also no testing being done to ensure that it does work. It may be possible that some of the customization in the firmware for the e1200 does in fact disable SNMP.

So, my appology for not clarifying some of this earlier. My hope was that you could use information from the M2402 and Crossroads directly, and take advantage of SNMP even though HP does not officially support it, but from your comments, it does not appear to work.

And my appology for your time lost playing with this as well.

Dave R
HP Engineering
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