Using the MIB editor
Observer Suite's Trace Window (the bottom pane of the Observer main window) shows you any traps it has received, whether or not the trap is included in your request file.
The SNMP agent on the device must send the trap. Refer to the manufacturer's documentation to determine what traps the device's agent can send. If the manufacturer supplies a MIB file that includes the supported traps, you can use that MIB after it has been compiled to drag and drop the traps into your request file. If the manufacturer of the device does not supply a MIB, the standard MIB-2 (supplied with Observer) includes most standard traps and may be useful to you.
The request file lets you set actions (such as emails, pages, or program launches) that are triggered when a trap is received.
To add a trap to a request file, follow these steps:
Note: The OID can be searched by its name, but not by its location.
Tip! The MIB Editor has two panes: compiled MIBs are displayed in the left pane; request files are in the right pane.
1. On the Home tab, in the Tools group, click SNMP > MIB Editor.
2. Select a MIB from the Model Compiled MIBs folder that includes the traps you are interested in.
3. Because the Network Instruments-supplied request files are locked, you must make an unlocked copy of the request file before you can modify it. Right-click the request file and select Copy Model Device Type As from the pop-up menu. A writable copy of the request file will be placed in the request file pane's browser.
4. To easily find all the traps embedded in a particular compiled MIB, right-click on the MIB and choose Find.
5. Check the Find traps only box. Type a search string in the Find what field if you are looking for a particular trap. Otherwise, leave the space blank to find all traps in the MIB. Click Find to list the OIDs of any traps that are found.
6. After you have located the trap or traps you want to include in the request file, click each trap in the compiled MIB pane, and drag it to the appropriate request file's trap section.
7. After you have added all the traps, you can configure them by right-clicking on the trap in the request file pane and choosing Properties Click the Set Triggers tab to configure the trap.
8. Check each box to set the desired action. Click the action (rather than the check box) to display the configuration options for that action (for example, you can enter a pager or email message). The pager numbers and email address for notifications are set in the Observer General Options dialog. Click OK to save the changes when finished.