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SNMP without HPOV

Lucien Wolfs
Valued Contributor

SNMP without HPOV

Hi,

We have a couple of tape libraries and donot have HP Openview installed. I would like to query the libraries using SNMP.
I'm not a SNMP-expert, but I guess that there are some solutions around that could do the trick, even a simple script might do magic for me.

Thx
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Joshua Scott
Honored Contributor

Re: SNMP without HPOV

if you're running HP-UX, try posting to the Networking or System Administration areas of HP-UX.

Josh
What are the chances...
David Ruska
Honored Contributor

Re: SNMP without HPOV

It depends which libraries you have, and whether they have a network interface and an SNMP MIB.

What library model(s)?
The journey IS the reward.
Lucien Wolfs
Valued Contributor

Re: SNMP without HPOV

Our libraries do uspport SNMP. They are StorageTek L700 libraries
David Ruska
Honored Contributor

Re: SNMP without HPOV

I assume they are the STK branded version (and not the HP L700).

You should contact STK to get their version of the SNMP MIB.
The journey IS the reward.
Lucien Wolfs
Valued Contributor

Re: SNMP without HPOV

I do have the mib. It is a standard MIB.
Now I have a textfile.

But that doesnot provide me with any information of the library..
David Ruska
Honored Contributor

Re: SNMP without HPOV

I'm not sure what you mean by a "standard MIB".

The MIB we have available for the HP branded L-series product has tons of library information. The MIB should start with stuff similar to:

---
storagetek OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { enterprises 1211 }
products OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { storagetek 1 }
lseriesTapeLibrary OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { products 12 }
lserAgent OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { lseriesTapeLibrary 1 }
lserTrap OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { lseriesTapeLibrary 2 }
lserLibrary OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { lseriesTapeLibrary 3 }
lserDrives OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { lseriesTapeLibrary 4 }
lserCaps OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { lseriesTapeLibrary 5 }
lserPassThru OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { lseriesTapeLibrary 6 }
lserInventory OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { lseriesTapeLibrary 7 }
lserStorage OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { lseriesTapeLibrary 8 }
lserPlayground OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { lseriesTapeLibrary 9 }
lserHardwareMonitor OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { lseriesTapeLibrary 10 }
---

As I understand it, you typically take the MIB text file and you compile into your application that provides the SNMP access.
The journey IS the reward.
Lucien Wolfs
Valued Contributor

Re: SNMP without HPOV

Thx for the answer, though it's not very clear to me, but that is due to my limited knowledge of SNMP. I'm going back to STK to get me some MIB's