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Overview

The OIDs for a particular Sonus Enterprise MIB can be retrieved by running snmpwalk command in Linux. The OIDs can also be retrieved through MIB browser or any SNMP manager. SNMP uses five basic messages for communication between the manager and agent, one of which is the GET request that is used to query for information on or about a network entity. The snmpwalk command uses getNext request. SBC responds with a Get response that includes the index and the value of the next object.

The OIDs are indexes in the MIB tables, and indexes are not readable using SNMP GET requests. The SNMP GETNEXT requests are used to find out what indexes are currently present in the MIB tables. An SNMP GETNEXT request can return all rows in a MIB table, depending on what OID is requested. The getNext response contains the OID from that table with the index values encoded into the OID.

Example

-- tagpath /system/memoryUtilIntervalStatistics
sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsTable OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      SEQUENCE OF SonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsEntry
    MAX-ACCESS  not-accessible
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION "
The memory utilization for the
'n' number of intervals.
"
    ::= { sonusSystem 20 }

-- tagpath /system/memoryUtilIntervalStatistics
sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsEntry OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      SonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsEntry
    MAX-ACCESS  not-accessible
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION ""
    INDEX { sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsNumber, sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsCeName }
        ::= { sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsTable 1 }

SonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsEntry ::=
    SEQUENCE {
        sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsNumber Unsigned32,
        sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsCeName String,
        sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsIntervalValid INTEGER,
        sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsTime Unsigned32,
        sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsAverage Unsigned32,
        sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsHigh Unsigned32,
        sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsLow Unsigned32,
        sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsAverageSwap Unsigned32,
        sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsHighSwap Unsigned32,
        sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsLowSwap Unsigned32
    }

The table sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsTable has indexes sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsNumber and sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsCeName. Thus, there will be a row in this table for each combination of interval number and CE name. An HA pair will have two CEs or servers, each with a unique name.

If we perform a getNext request for this table using snmpwalk we get the following result:

snmpwalk -c admin -v 2c sbx140-1:161 1.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.3.28.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = INTEGER: 1
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.3.28.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = INTEGER: 1
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.3.29.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = INTEGER: 1
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.3.29.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = INTEGER: 1
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.3.30.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = INTEGER: 1
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.3.30.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = INTEGER: 1
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.3.31.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = INTEGER: 1
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.3.31.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = INTEGER: 1
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.4.28.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 365862
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.4.28.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 365862
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.4.29.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 366761
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.4.29.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 366761
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.4.30.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 367661
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.4.30.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 367661
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.4.31.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 368561
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.4.31.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 368561
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.5.28.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 20
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.5.28.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 14
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.5.29.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 20
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.5.29.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 14
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.5.30.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 20
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.5.30.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 14
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.5.31.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 20
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.5.31.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 14
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.6.28.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 20
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.6.28.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 14
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.6.29.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 20
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.6.29.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 14
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.6.30.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 20
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.6.30.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 14
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.6.31.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 20
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.6.31.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 14
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.7.28.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 20
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.7.28.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 14
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.7.29.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 20
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.7.29.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 14
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.7.30.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 20
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.7.30.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 14
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.7.31.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 20
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.7.31.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 14
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.8.28.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 0
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.8.28.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 0
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.8.29.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 0
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.8.29.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 0
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.8.30.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 0
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.8.30.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 0
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.8.31.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 0
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.8.31.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 0
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.9.28.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 0
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.9.28.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 0
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.9.29.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 0
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.9.29.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 0
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.9.30.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 0
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.9.30.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 0
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.9.31.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 0
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.9.31.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 0
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.10.28.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 0
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.10.28.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 0
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.10.29.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 0
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.10.29.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 0
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.10.30.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 0
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.10.30.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 0
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.10.31.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = Gauge32: 0
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.10.31.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = Gauge32: 0

The snmpwalk performs getNext requests of table iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20, which is the OID for sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsTable. It returns the values of sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsNumber and sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsCeName encoded in the OID.

snmpwalk -c admin -t 10 -v 2c sbx140-1:161 1.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.3.28.6.83.66.88.49.52.48 = INTEGER: 1
iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.3.28.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 = INTEGER: 1
  • The iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20 is the OID for sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsTable. The next octet in the OID is the value for sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsEntry, which is ".1” in this case.
  • The next octet is for the first non-index object. In this case it is “.3” for sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsIntervalValid.
  • The next octet is for the sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsNumber index. In this case it is “28” for the 28th interval.
  • The next set of octets is for sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsCeName. In this case it is “6.83.66.88.49.52.51”. As sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsCeName is a string, it is encoded as a length followed by the ASCII characters for the CE name. In this case the length is “6” and the next 6 octets are “SBX140” encoded in ASCII. 
  • The second getNext response has iso.3.6.1.4.1.2879.2.8.5.1.20.1.3.28.6.83.66.88.49.52.51 for the objects sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsIntervalValid, sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsNumber 28, and sonusSystemMemoryUtilIntervalStatisticsCeName “SBX143”. The rest of the getNext responses are for all the objects and rows in the table. 

Retrieving OIDs

Execute the snmpwalk command in the following operating system to retrieve the OIDs:

  1. Linux:

    snmpwalk -v 2c -c <community string> <sbc ip> <oid>
  2. Solaris:

    /usr/sfw/bin/snmpwalk -v 2c -c <community string> <sbc ip> <oid>
    

SBC SWe is running on various hardware platforms. Thus, the timeout value must be adjusted based on the hardware type if snmpwalk command is used for SBC SWe.

 

For more information on SNMP, refer to the RFC 3411 http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc3411.txt.

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