How to pass MIB to the Manager

  1. How to make use of random MIBs at my Manager application?
  1. Starting from PySNMP 4.3.x, plain-text (ASN.1) MIBs can be automatically parsed into PySNMP form by the PySMI tool. PySNMP will call PySMI automatically, parsed PySNMP MIB will be cached in $HOME/.pysnmp/mibs/ (default location).

    MIB compiler could be configured to search for plain-text MIBs at multiple local and remote locations. As for remote MIB repos, you are welcome to use our collection of ASN.1 MIB files at http://mibs.snmplabs.com/asn1/ as shown below.

from pysnmp.hlapi import *

errorIndication, errorStatus, errorIndex, varBinds = next(
    getCmd(SnmpEngine(),
           CommunityData('public'),
           UdpTransportTarget(('demo.snmplabs.com', 161)),
           ContextData(),
           ObjectType(ObjectIdentity('IF-MIB', 'ifInOctets', 1).addAsn1MibSource('file:///usr/share/snmp',
                                                                                 'http://mibs.snmplabs.com/asn1/@mib@')))
)

if errorIndication:
    print(errorIndication)
elif errorStatus:
    print('%s at %s' % (errorStatus.prettyPrint(),
                        errorIndex and varBinds[int(errorIndex) - 1][0] or '?'))
else:
    for varBind in varBinds:
        print(' = '.join([x.prettyPrint() for x in varBind]))

Download script.

Alternatively, you can invoke the mibdump.py (shipped with PySMI) by hand and this way compile plain-text MIB into PySNMP format.