Installing SNMP MIBs in Ubuntu

If you get this error in zabbix autodiscovery function:
snmp_parse_oid(): cannot parse OID “IF-MIB::ifDescr”

Or if you just want to install MIBs for some other reason, do following:

1. install snmp-mibs-downloader – this will also automatcally download mibs:

root@server:~# apt-get install snmp-mibs-downloader  
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
smistrip
The following NEW packages will be installed:
smistrip snmp-mibs-downloader
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Need to get 5,126 kB of archives.
After this operation, 5,942 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
Get:1 http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid/universe smistrip all 0.4.8+dfsg2-9ubuntu3 [7,834 B]
Get:2 http://cz.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ vivid/multiverse snmp-mibs-downloader all 1.1 [5,118 kB]
Fetched 5,126 kB in 2s (2,139 kB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package smistrip.
(Reading database ... 570044 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../smistrip_0.4.8+dfsg2-9ubuntu3_all.deb ...
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Setting up snmp-mibs-downloader (1.1) ...

Downloading documents and extracting MIB files.
This will take some minutes.

In case this process fails, it can always be repeated later by executing
/usr/bin/download-mibs again.

RFC1155-SMI: 119 lines.
RFC1213-MIB: 2613 lines.
NOTE: SMUX: ignored.
SMUX-MIB: 158 lines.
CLNS-MIB: 1294 lines.
RFC1381-MIB: 1007 lines.
RFC1382-MIB: 2627 lines.
RFC1414-MIB: 131 lines.
SNMPv2-PARTY-MIB: 1410 lines.
SNMPv2-M2M-MIB: 807 lines.
MIOX25-MIB: 708 lines.
PPP-LCP-MIB: 764 lines.
PPP-SEC-MIB: 289 lines.
PPP-IP-NCP-MIB: 203 lines.
PPP-BRIDGE-NCP-MIB: 429 lines.
FDDI-SMT73-MIB: 2126 lines.
TOKEN-RING-RMON-MIB: 2302 lines.
SOURCE-ROUTING-MIB: 450 lines.
DECNET-PHIV-MIB: 3030 lines.
DSA-MIB: 642 lines.
DPI20-MIB: 47 lines.
IBM-6611-APPN-MIB: 5112 lines.
DNS-SERVER-MIB: 1078 lines.
DNS-RESOLVER-MIB: 1196 lines.
UPS-MIB: 1899 lines.
CHARACTER-MIB: 646 lines.
RS-232-MIB: 788 lines.
PARALLEL-MIB: 286 lines.
SNA-NAU-MIB: 2765 lines.
SIP-MIB: 1099 lines.
Modem-MIB: 1340 lines.
RDBMS-MIB: 1377 lines.
RIPv2-MIB: 532 lines.
APPLETALK-MIB: 3398 lines.
SNA-SDLC-MIB: 2761 lines.
TOKENRING-MIB: 836 lines.
TOKENRING-STATION-SR-MIB: 175 lines.
TCPIPX-MIB: 331 lines.
SNMPv2-USEC-MIB: 238 lines.
MIP-MIB: 2127 lines.
DOT12-IF-MIB: 772 lines.
DLSW-MIB: 3560 lines.
APPC-MIB: 5104 lines.
SNMP-REPEATER-MIB: 3265 lines.
FRAME-RELAY-DTE-MIB: 992 lines.
ISDN-MIB: 1260 lines.
DIAL-CONTROL-MIB: 1270 lines.
RSVP-MIB: 2660 lines.
INTEGRATED-SERVICES-MIB: 750 lines.
INTEGRATED-SERVICES-GUARANTEED-MIB: 218 lines.
APPN-DLUR-MIB: 632 lines.
HPR-MIB: 1270 lines.
DOT12-RPTR-MIB: 1978 lines.
SYSAPPL-MIB: 1539 lines.
IPOA-MIB: 1654 lines.
IPATM-IPMC-MIB: 3244 lines.
IPV6-TCP-MIB: 211 lines.
IPV6-UDP-MIB: 141 lines.
APPN-MIB: 5611 lines.
APPN-TRAP-MIB: 477 lines.
EBN-MIB: 702 lines.
IPV6-TC: 67 lines.
IPV6-MIB: 1443 lines.
IPV6-ICMP-MIB: 529 lines.
DS0-MIB: 305 lines.
DS0BUNDLE-MIB: 311 lines.
ATM-ACCOUNTING-INFORMATION-MIB: 402 lines.
ACCOUNTING-CONTROL-MIB: 768 lines.
ATM-TC-MIB: 713 lines.
ATM-MIB: 2995 lines.
TN3270E-MIB: 1953 lines.
TN3270E-RT-MIB: 896 lines.
APPLICATION-MIB: 2995 lines.
SNMPv2-SMI: 344 lines.
NOTE: FIZBIN-MIB: ignored.
SNMPv2-TC: 772 lines.
SNMPv2-CONF: 322 lines.
HPR-IP-MIB: 487 lines.
WWW-MIB: 1272 lines.
DIRECTORY-SERVER-MIB: 772 lines.
SMON-MIB: 1254 lines.
ADSL-TC-MIB: 113 lines.
ADSL-LINE-MIB: 4328 lines.
ETHER-CHIPSET-MIB: 532 lines.
NHRP-MIB: 2596 lines.
Job-Monitoring-MIB: 1652 lines.
FLOW-METER-MIB: 1901 lines.
AGENTX-MIB: 527 lines.
SLAPM-MIB: 2842 lines.
SNMP-USM-DH-OBJECTS-MIB: 532 lines.
VRRP-MIB: 789 lines.
NETWORK-SERVICES-MIB: 626 lines.
MTA-MIB: 1226 lines.
HOST-RESOURCES-MIB: 1540 lines.
HOST-RESOURCES-TYPES: 389 lines.
RMON-MIB: 3980 lines.
FIBRE-CHANNEL-FE-MIB: 1781 lines.
HCNUM-TC: 118 lines.
IF-MIB: 1814 lines.
IF-INVERTED-STACK-MIB: 149 lines.
PTOPO-MIB: 804 lines.
IPMROUTE-STD-MIB: 869 lines.
IGMP-STD-MIB: 516 lines.
PIM-MIB: 889 lines.
COPS-CLIENT-MIB: 844 lines.
FRNETSERV-MIB: 2479 lines.
FR-ATM-PVC-SERVICE-IWF-MIB: 1066 lines.
RTP-MIB: 981 lines.
DISMAN-EVENT-MIB: 1882 lines.
DISMAN-EXPRESSION-MIB: 1182 lines.
NOTIFICATION-LOG-MIB: 753 lines.
IPV6-MLD-MIB: 417 lines.
FR-MFR-MIB: 888 lines.
PINT-MIB: 573 lines.
DOCS-BPI-MIB: 1569 lines.
INTERFACETOPN-MIB: 1023 lines.
DISMAN-SCRIPT-MIB: 1764 lines.
SFLOW-MIB: 389 lines.
CIRCUIT-IF-MIB: 369 lines.
FRSLD-MIB: 1768 lines.
DISMAN-SCHEDULE-MIB: 699 lines.
HC-RMON-MIB: 3149 lines.
DSMON-MIB: 4449 lines.
DIFFSERV-DSCP-TC: 64 lines.
DIFFSERV-MIB: 3514 lines.
GSMP-MIB: 1582 lines.
L2TP-MIB: 2664 lines.
SNMP-FRAMEWORK-MIB: 526 lines.
SNMP-MPD-MIB: 145 lines.
NOTE: : ignored.
SNMP-TARGET-MIB: 660 lines.
SNMP-NOTIFICATION-MIB: 589 lines.
SNMP-PROXY-MIB: 294 lines.
NOTE: : ignored.
SNMP-USER-BASED-SM-MIB: 912 lines.
SNMP-VIEW-BASED-ACM-MIB: 830 lines.
SNMPv2-PDU: 133 lines.
SNMPv2-TM: 176 lines.
SNMPv2-MIB: 854 lines.
TRANSPORT-ADDRESS-MIB: 421 lines.
ENTITY-SENSOR-MIB: 440 lines.
HC-ALARM-MIB: 707 lines.
ADSL-LINE-EXT-MIB: 1169 lines.
APS-MIB: 1659 lines.
MALLOC-MIB: 1364 lines.
SNMP-COMMUNITY-MIB: 505 lines.
OPT-IF-MIB: 6616 lines.
SONET-MIB: 2360 lines.
PerfHist-TC-MIB: 178 lines.
IPV6-FLOW-LABEL-MIB: 58 lines.
ATM2-MIB: 3220 lines.
POWER-ETHERNET-MIB: 621 lines.
EtherLike-MIB: 1862 lines.
HC-PerfHist-TC-MIB: 222 lines.
VDSL-LINE-MIB: 2844 lines.
APM-MIB: 2127 lines.
DIFFSERV-CONFIG-MIB: 243 lines.
NOTE: IANA-PRINTER-MIB: ignored.
Printer-MIB: 4389 lines.
NOTE: IANA-FINISHER-MIB: ignored.
Finisher-MIB: 869 lines.
MPLS-TC-STD-MIB: 635 lines.
MPLS-TE-STD-MIB: 2483 lines.
MPLS-LSR-STD-MIB: 2106 lines.
MPLS-FTN-STD-MIB: 1030 lines.
MPLS-LDP-STD-MIB: 2408 lines.
MPLS-LDP-ATM-STD-MIB: 757 lines.
MPLS-LDP-FRAME-RELAY-STD-MIB: 641 lines.
MPLS-LDP-GENERIC-STD-MIB: 321 lines.
ROHC-MIB: 1133 lines.
ROHC-UNCOMPRESSED-MIB: 197 lines.
ROHC-RTP-MIB: 636 lines.
SNMP-USM-AES-MIB: 62 lines.
TRIP-TC-MIB: 132 lines.
TRIP-MIB: 2007 lines.
SCTP-MIB: 1342 lines.
ALARM-MIB: 1127 lines.
NOTE: IANA-ITU-ALARM-TC-MIB: ignored.
ITU-ALARM-TC-MIB: 86 lines.
ITU-ALARM-MIB: 486 lines.
ARC-MIB: 396 lines.
DS3-MIB: 1786 lines.
TE-MIB: 1679 lines.
INET-ADDRESS-MIB: 402 lines.
NAT-MIB: 2391 lines.
POLICY-BASED-MANAGEMENT-MIB: 2060 lines.
TCP-MIB: 785 lines.
DOCS-IETF-SUBMGT-MIB: 672 lines.
FC-MGMT-MIB: 2205 lines.
VDSL-LINE-EXT-SCM-MIB: 420 lines.
VDSL-LINE-EXT-MCM-MIB: 662 lines.
TUNNEL-MIB: 738 lines.
UDP-MIB: 549 lines.
DOCS-IETF-BPI2-MIB: 3451 lines.
ENTITY-MIB: 1411 lines.
SSPM-MIB: 1029 lines.
TPM-MIB: 1916 lines.
BRIDGE-MIB: 1472 lines.
TE-LINK-STD-MIB: 1745 lines.
VPN-TC-STD-MIB: 72 lines.
ENTITY-STATE-TC-MIB: 169 lines.
ENTITY-STATE-MIB: 332 lines.
BGP4-MIB: 1232 lines.
IP-FORWARD-MIB: 1277 lines.
IP-MIB: 4993 lines.
MOBILEIPV6-MIB: 3984 lines.
RSTP-MIB: 306 lines.
HDSL2-SHDSL-LINE-MIB: 2503 lines.
DOCS-IETF-QOS-MIB: 3060 lines.
P-BRIDGE-MIB: 1157 lines.
Q-BRIDGE-MIB: 2367 lines.
MPLS-LC-ATM-STD-MIB: 336 lines.
MPLS-LC-FR-STD-MIB: 263 lines.
IFCP-MGMT-MIB: 1015 lines.
MPLS-L3VPN-STD-MIB: 1588 lines.
FCIP-MGMT-MIB: 1037 lines.
T11-FC-NAME-SERVER-MIB: 1136 lines.
T11-TC-MIB: 67 lines.
T11-FC-FABRIC-ADDR-MGR-MIB: 1241 lines.
ISIS-MIB: 4317 lines.
SCSI-MIB: 2758 lines.
AGGREGATE-MIB: 477 lines.
TIME-AGGREGATE-MIB: 375 lines.
RMON2-MIB: 5711 lines.
ISCSI-MIB: 3097 lines.
IPS-AUTH-MIB: 1156 lines.
DOCS-IF-MIB: 5291 lines.
DOCS-IETF-CABLE-DEVICE-NOTIFICATION-MIB: 1453 lines.
DISMAN-PING-MIB: 1561 lines.
DISMAN-TRACEROUTE-MIB: 1850 lines.
DISMAN-NSLOOKUP-MIB: 509 lines.
MSDP-MIB: 1182 lines.
T11-FC-ROUTE-MIB: 448 lines.
T11-FC-FSPF-MIB: 1170 lines.
LMP-MIB: 3185 lines.
DOCS-CABLE-DEVICE-MIB: 3141 lines.
RADIUS-AUTH-CLIENT-MIB: 710 lines.
RADIUS-AUTH-SERVER-MIB: 774 lines.
RADIUS-ACC-CLIENT-MIB: 638 lines.
RADIUS-ACC-SERVER-MIB: 727 lines.
RADIUS-DYNAUTH-CLIENT-MIB: 767 lines.
RADIUS-DYNAUTH-SERVER-MIB: 699 lines.
PKTC-IETF-MTA-MIB: 2081 lines.
ADSL2-LINE-TC-MIB: 729 lines.
ADSL2-LINE-MIB: 5476 lines.
RAQMON-MIB: 1417 lines.
RAQMON-RDS-MIB: 672 lines.
T11-FC-VIRTUAL-FABRIC-MIB: 523 lines.
OSPF-MIB: 4164 lines.
OSPF-TRAP-MIB: 584 lines.
SIP-TC-MIB: 177 lines.
SIP-COMMON-MIB: 1913 lines.
SIP-UA-MIB: 200 lines.
SIP-SERVER-MIB: 869 lines.
SNMP-IEEE802-TM-MIB: 40 lines.
GMPLS-TC-STD-MIB: 124 lines.
GMPLS-TE-STD-MIB: 1749 lines.
NOTE: IANA-GMPLS-TC-MIB: ignored.
GMPLS-LSR-STD-MIB: 503 lines.
GMPLS-LABEL-STD-MIB: 689 lines.
DS1-MIB: 3015 lines.
IPSEC-SPD-MIB: 2682 lines.
MAU-MIB: 1740 lines.
NOTE: IANA-MAU-MIB: ignored.
DOT3-EPON-MIB: 2532 lines.
DOT3-OAM-MIB: 2115 lines.
TCP-ESTATS-MIB: 2941 lines.
T11-FC-FABRIC-CONFIG-SERVER-MIB: 1717 lines.
T11-FC-FABRIC-LOCK-MIB: 490 lines.
T11-FC-ZONE-SERVER-MIB: 2638 lines.
ISNS-MIB: 3243 lines.
T11-FC-RSCN-MIB: 751 lines.
URI-TC-MIB: 133 lines.
PIM-STD-MIB: 3746 lines.
IF-CAP-STACK-MIB: 284 lines.
EFM-CU-MIB: 2995 lines.
UDPLITE-MIB: 513 lines.
PKTC-IETF-SIG-MIB: 3021 lines.
LANGTAG-TC-MIB: 56 lines.
IPMCAST-MIB: 2391 lines.
MIDCOM-MIB: 2260 lines.
PIM-BSR-MIB: 699 lines.
T11-FC-SP-TC-MIB: 637 lines.
T11-FC-SP-AUTHENTICATION-MIB: 920 lines.
T11-FC-SP-ZONING-MIB: 550 lines.
T11-FC-SP-POLICY-MIB: 4274 lines.
T11-FC-SP-SA-MIB: 2483 lines.
SYSLOG-TC-MIB: 202 lines.
PKTC-IETF-EVENT-MIB: 1163 lines.
NEMO-MIB: 1739 lines.
MGMD-STD-MIB: 1524 lines.
RSERPOOL-MIB: 1439 lines.
PW-TC-STD-MIB: 288 lines.
SNMP-TSM-MIB: 234 lines.
SNMP-SSH-TM-MIB: 329 lines.
NOTE: IANA-PWE3-MIB: ignored.
PW-STD-MIB: 2438 lines.
PW-MPLS-STD-MIB: 914 lines.
PW-ENET-STD-MIB: 491 lines.
PW-TDM-MIB: 1336 lines.
PW-ATM-MIB: 1205 lines.
OSPFV3-MIB: 3951 lines.
VDSL2-LINE-TC-MIB: 1479 lines.
VDSL2-LINE-MIB: 7189 lines.
SYSLOG-MSG-MIB: 598 lines.
DVB-RCS-MIB: 3329 lines.
FORCES-MIB: 391 lines.
IPFIX-MIB: 1677 lines.
NOTE: IPFIX-SELECTOR-MIB: ignored.
CAPWAP-BASE-MIB: 2618 lines.
CAPWAP-DOT11-MIB: 369 lines.
patching file ADSL-LINE-MIB
patching file DLSW-MIB
patching file DSA-MIB
patching file FDDI-SMT73-MIB
patching file HPR-MIB
patching file MIP-MIB
patching file Modem-MIB
patching file PPP-LCP-MIB
patching file RDBMS-MIB
patching file RFC1414-MIB
patching file SNA-NAU-MIB
patching file TCPIPX-MIB
patching file UPS-MIB
patching file SMUX-MIB
IANA-PWE3-MIB: 137 lines.
NOTE: PW-STD-MIB: ignored.
gzip: /tmp/tmp.yZEm7TJ5GM/ianaiprouteprotocol-mib: unknown suffix -- ignored
gzip: /tmp/tmp.yZEm7TJ5GM/ianamalloc-mib: unknown suffix -- ignored
IANAifType-MIB: 593 lines.
IANA-LANGUAGE-MIB: 123 lines.
IANA-ADDRESS-FAMILY-NUMBERS-MIB: 123 lines.
IANA-RTPROTO-MIB: 87 lines.
IANATn3270eTC-MIB: 300 lines.
IANA-MALLOC-MIB: 65 lines.
IANA-CHARSET-MIB: 342 lines.
IANA-PRINTER-MIB: 2084 lines.
IANA-FINISHER-MIB: 283 lines.
IANA-ITU-ALARM-TC-MIB: 330 lines.
IANA-GMPLS-TC-MIB: 303 lines.
IANA-IPPM-METRICS-REGISTRY-MIB: 650 lines.
IANA-MAU-MIB: 895 lines.
IPFIX-SELECTOR-MIB: 167 lines.
root@server:~#

2. Comment following line in /etc/snmp/snmp.conf – to use default paths for mibs in snmp utils:

# As the snmp packages come without MIB files due to license reasons, loading
# of MIBs is disabled by default. If you added the MIBs you can reenable
# loading them by commenting out the following line.
#mibs :

3. In order to reload MIBs in zabbix, restart it:

root@server:~# service zabbix-server restart

And you are done!

root@server:~# snmpwalk -v 2c -c public 1.1.1.1
SNMPv2-MIB::sysDescr.0 = STRING: Cisco IOS Software, C3550 Software (C3550-IPSERVICESK9-M), Version 12.2(44)SE6, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Copyright (c) 1986-2009 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Mon 09-Mar-09 20:28 by gereddy
SNMPv2-MIB::sysObjectID.0 = OID: SNMPv2-SMI::enterprises.9.1.368
DISMAN-EVENT-MIB::sysUpTimeInstance = Timeticks: (1451682680) 168 days, 0:27:06.80
SNMPv2-MIB::sysContact.0 = STRING:
SNMPv2-MIB::sysName.0 = STRING:
SNMPv2-MIB::sysLocation.0 = STRING:
SNMPv2-MIB::sysServices.0 = INTEGER: 6
SNMPv2-MIB::sysORLastChange.0 = Timeticks: (0) 0:00:00.00

8 thoughts on “Installing SNMP MIBs in Ubuntu”

  1. Why does everyone say “install snmp-mibs-downloader and run download-mibs and it will install all of the MIBS, then you are done!”. This is so wrong!! It only downloads and installs a small subset of mibs, and totally misses the system specific mibs such as CISCO mibs.

    For example, in your list of MIBS, you are missing ALL of the CISCO* MIBS. Things such as:
    CISCO-FIREWALL-MIB
    CISCO-PROCESS-MIB
    CISCO-MEMORY-POOL-MIB
    CISCO-REMOTE-ACCESS-MONITOR-MIB

    I have a folder of about 50 MIBS I need to add. There used to be a way to do this, but ever since snmp-mibs-downloader, everyone seems to have forgotten that we have third party MIBS too, in fact /most/ mibs are /not/ being loaded by snmp-mibs-downloader. How do we use third party mibs with snmp-mibs-downloader?

      1. > When you have 3rd party mibs, you should ask for 3rd party support

        No, you shouldn’t. The third party did they job by providing the MIB file. It’s not their job to support installation of the MIB on the local system.

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