Collecting list information
When you request agent information using the list format, SNMP Extension polls the agent once to receive a snapshot of agent objects defined in the list request.
Lists have only one limitation regarding type of object: they cannot display tabular objects. Lists can display text, IP addresses, descriptions, and numeric variables, but not tables.
Lists are best for objects that have a one-to-one relationship. For example: a statistic that does not change, such as SystemName; or a statistic that does not have a variable number of data points, such as RouteMetrics. Tables are best to display items that may have a variable number of responses, such as a list of current connections by IP address.
To receive list information from an agent, select the Lists item in the SNMP Agents request area, then select the List tree item you wish to view.
List requests are created and modified using the MIB Editor.
When you select a list menu request, SNMP Management Console sends the request to the agent and (if the agent is running and configured properly) receives a reply, which can be viewed in the list display in the agent information window. If necessary, SNMP Extension will re-send the request.
Read Values Display
Some objects in the list are writable, which means you can use SNMP Management Console to set the value of the object remotely. Writable objects display [RW] in the Access column of the display. Read-only objects show [RO] in the Access column.
Writable Object Setting
To define a setting for a writable object:
1. Select the writable object entry in the agent window.
2. Enter or select a new value for the object in the box that is displayed at the bottom of the window.
3. Click the Set button. SNMP Management Console sets the value of the writable object and repeats the original request to make sure that the value was changed.
4. The updated list information will be displayed.
After completing this task:
Depending on the type of table and the constraints imposed by the agent MIB design, you may be able to change the values of writable table objects, add additional lines to the table, or both.