Recent discussions on this subject have resulted in many people asking me
about how this is done, so I promised to post what I know about it.
Attached is a procedure for converting SNMP V2 MIBs to SNMP V1 format for
those so inclined to do it. I have used it and it works. The source of
the procedure is the excellent book, Understanding SNMP MIBs, by David
Perkins and Evan McGinnis, (Prentice Hall PTR, 1997), which I highly
recommend to anyone wishing to more about how MIBs are constructed and the
differences between SNMP V1 and SNMP V2.
Note that following this procedure is rather labor-intensive. It
generally takes a couple hours with an editor, unless you are so inclined
to write a script to do it.
Note also that if all you want to do is load the result with NetView's
xnmloadmib loader, you can just comment out everything relating to
NOTIFICATION-TYPE as well as NOTIFICATION GROUP, rather than take the time
to translate it into TRAP-TYPE statements, because xnmloadmib ignores all
TRAP-TYPE statements. This simplifies the task. Since mib2trap works
with both NOTIFICATION-TYPE or TRAP-TYPE, you don't need to translate the
MIB to use it to create addtrap scripts.
Level 3 Support for Tivoli NetView for UNIX and NT
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