Management Information Base overview

Alert Notification Guide for VSP 5000 Series

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The standardized configuration and database of network management information is called a Management Information Base (MIB). A standard MIB is common to all SNMP interfaces. An extension MIB is defined by the particular managed device or protocol.

A MIB is a collection of standardized configuration and network management information that is contained in each device on the network. Each MIB contains a set of parameters called managed objects. Each managed object consists of a parameter name, one or more parameters, and a group of operations that can be executed with the object. The MIB defines the type of information that can be obtained from a managed device, and the device settings that can be controlled from a management system.

The MIB definition file, VSP5KMIB.txt, is located in the program\SNMP folder of the software media kit.