A Graphical SNMP MIB Creator, Cleaner and Converter
The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is used extensively in
managing today's heterogeneous networks. SNMP managers and agents from
different vendors communicate with one another by using a common mechanism
to exchange data (protocol). They also share a common understanding of
the data being exchanged. This common understanding is defined in Management
Information Base (MIB) files.
MIBs are written using the Abstract Syntax Notation (ASN.1) specification
language and must adhere to the grammar specified in the Structure of
Management Information (SMI) specifications. As SNMP has evolved from
v1 to v2c to v3, the SMI has also evolved with SNMPv1 using an older
SMI specification and SNMPv2c and SNMPv3 using a newer SMI specification.
The complex, arduous task of creating MIB definition files can now be
simplified by using the SimpleMIBEditor. SimpleMIBEditor is an
easy to use, graphical tool that simplifies the process of creating
SMI conforming MIB definition files, without requiring the user to be
knowledgeable about the nitty-gritty details of ASN.1 syntax. It guides
the user in creating both SNMPv1 and SNMPv2 SMI documents by gathering
information in easy to understand dialog boxes and automatically
converting it into syntactically correct ASN.1 notation.
SimpleMIBEditor creates new SNMPv1 and SNMPv2 MIBs, automatically
corrects many common errors in existing MIB definition files,
and also converts MIBs from one SMI to another.
SimpleMIBEditor is an intuitive graphical editor that automatically
creates SMI compliant MIB documents without requiring the user to be
an ASN.1 specialist. Using this tool you can simply and quickly:
Create new SNMPv1 and SNMPv2 SMI MIBs.
Edit existing MIBs after automatically correcting many common errors.
Convert MIBs from one SMI to another.
Get suggestions on MIB module structure in accordance with IETF guidelines.
Get guidance on enterprise tree organization.
Create SMI conforming SNMP table definitions by filling in
information in dialog boxes.
View the MIB as a graphical object registration tree in the Tree view.
Switch views from Tree View to ASN.1 view and see the associated ASN.1 text.
Format MIB files using standard white space conventions for fixed width fonts.
See color-coded sections in the ASN.1 view for easy identification.
Pre-load common MIBs to access user defined data types and textual
conventions when defining new MIB variables.
Optionally save MIBs in XML or html format.
List of the IETF RFC's supported
SNMPv1 Data Definition
SNMPv2 and SNMPv3 Data Definition
- RFC 1155 - Structure of Management Information
- RFC 1215 - Convention for defining Traps for use in SNMP
Hardware and Software Requirements
SimpleMIBEditor is available on
- Microsoft Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/7
- RedHat Linux 9.0+