Adding a MIB to the client-side tools has two main effects:
- it allows you to refer to MIB objects by name
(rather than having to use the numeric OIDs)
- it allows the results to be displayed in a more immediately meaningful fashion. Not just giving the object names, but also showing named enumeration values, and interpreting table indexes properly (particularly for string and OID index values).
There are two steps required to add a new MIB file to the tools. Firstly, copy the MIB file into the appropriate location: