SNMP: MIB import instead of manual OID typing
OID's are generally provided by the hardware manufacturers, or can be found in so-called OID repositories, where collections of MIB trees and the corresponding OIDs can be accessed.
Scenario: Add the IP of an HP switch and then choose the correct template.
Daniel Albers commented
Are there any news on this? Is Atera active on Uservoice to begin with?
Patrick Fasser commented
More than one year gone and no answer of Atera whatsoever. It is frustrating that other RMMs even have some supplier-MIBs integrated and Atera has no real SNMP monitoring available with templates or custom import
Jason Cohenour commented
I'm no SNMP expert but I concur with previous comments. SNMP support / functionality with Atera is limited and FRUSTRATING.
Why not start with something basic that would support widest swath of equipment first: IE: Get status from Cisco Routers for ethernet, so as to effectivly monitor a network segment, and then report if thresholds exceeded. I mean, Solar winds gives away Bandwidth Monitor for FREE and it works like a champ, albiet with no logging / bells whistles.
Brett McNerney commented
I am assuming this is now dead and no happening since its been discussed for several years about it being done and so far nothing or any talk of it actually happening?
river river commented
Common device lists with links to vendor site and/or OID repo's doesn't seem that difficult to implement and could be done without danger of infringement as most companies know how maze like the documentation can be (looking right at you HP/HPE/land of broken links...)
ITTCOM Service commented
pls. make it live
Brett McNerney commented
Ok so been 6 months any actual ETA on when this will happen?
UTCL Administration commented
I see this is marked as "Planned" half a year ago. Any progress?
I can not begin to tell you how frustrating it is dealing with SNMP templates. Why would they show up in random order, and order that may change from day to day or hour to hour. Who would do something like that and say, "yup, that's what I wanted"?
It is imperative that sort order gets fixed on these templates. When there are many OIDs, it NEEDs to be in the order I say, not some random order.
I believe the ideal should be that:
a) Template order is the same as order entered. This means that what I see when initially making the template is how it will show on device.
b) OIDs in both the "OIDs Values" area and the "Monitored OIDs" area need to be re-arranged as required.
c) Sort by column or some other sort mechanism.
We create templates in order to make all devices of a given device type and model the same.
For example, EVERY TIME I use the template I created for MS810 Printer, IT MUST display (among other things), Toner max impressions followed by Toner remaining impressions, IN ORDER. When you re-arrange things, it means that everyone looking at it needs to read the OID and determine what each value refers to, rather than having every MS810 different.
Currently, your SNMP templates are next door to useless.
Not to reinvent the wheel, but given you already have a SNMP Template library, why not just add a MIB library.
This will allow for different regions to upload customised MIB's in different languages, or alternative translations etc.
Christopher Cofer commented
Also consider templates that exist for other monitoring systems such as Zabbix. They have a large repository of widely used templates already created and community supported.
Alex Young commented
Add custom MIB's as well - i.e. go to the manufacturer website and then upload the MIB's