The Visual MIBuilder® evaluation demonstrates the speed and ease with which you can create or edit a MIB file.
Visual MIB Builder opens with a tree view on the left, and an area on the right that can contain various dialog boxes and windows. The tree view shows the structure of the MIB you are editing. The dialog boxes and windows on the right convey information about whatever object in the MIB tree that is selected. statuses, errors, log window, a window representing the ASN.1 text relating to the highlighted portion of the MIB in the tree view, and dialog boxes where the properties of the selected MIB object can be viewed and edited.
To begin, we will step through creating a MIB from scratch.
Before moving on, you may wish to look at a more fully fleshed-out MIB. For example, opening the MIB file "NDGarageV2.mib" in Visual MIB Builder and Visual xAgentBuilder. The file is available, without charge, with any of the and then expanding its tree reveals the structure of the NDGarage MIB, as shown below. Icons in the tree indicate objects' types, and the tree shows the relations between objects. As always, items in the tree view can be dragged and dropped, added, deleted, copied, and reordered simply and easily. Changes made in the tree view are automatically updated in the ASN.1 text of the MIB.
The properties of individual nodes of the MIB are set in the "Properties" dialog box, which automatically presents the options available, as well as their current status. The entry fields in the "Properties" dialog box prevent invalid syntax from being entered.
Finally, the "ASN.1" window shows the ASN.1 syntax of the element highlighted in the tree view.
You can now use the MIB that you have just constructed, or the tutorial's NDGarage MIB in the SNMP Agent code generation phase. You can also use any other MIB for the next phase. You may however want first to load that MIB into the Visual MIB Builder tool to verify it compiles properly. If it contains any fatal errors the Visual MIB Builder will launch and edit window, highlighting the error and allowing you to repair it before re-saving. You are now ready for SNMP Agent building phase.
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