snmptranslate

translate SNMP OID values into more useful information 

Command


SYNOPSIS

snmptranslate [OPTIONS] OID [OID]...


DESCRIPTION

The snmptranslate utility is an application that translates one or more SNMP object identifier values from their symbolic (textual) forms into their numerical forms (or vice versa). With no options, an SNMP OID value will be translated from its symbolic form to its numerical form.

Options

-D TOKEN[,...] 

Turns on debugging output for the given TOKEN(s). Try ALL for extremely verbose output.

-h 

Displays a brief usage message and then exit.

-m MIBLIST 

Specifies a colon separated list of MIB modules to load for this application. This overrides the environment variable MIBS.

The special keyword ALL is used to specify all modules in all directories when searching for MIB files. Every file whose name does not begin with . will be parsed as if it were a MIB file.

-M DIRLIST 

Specifies a colon separated list of directories to search for MIBs. This overrides the environment variable MIBDIRS.

-T TRANSOPTS 

Provides control over the translation of the OID values. The following TRANSOPTS are available:

-Td 

Prints full details of the specified OID.

-Tp 

Prints a graphical tree, rooted at the specified OID.

-Ta 

Dumps the loaded MIB in a trivial form.

-Tl 

Dumps a labeled form of all objects.

-To 

Dumps a numeric form of all objects.

-Ts 

Dumps a symbolic form of all objects.

-Tt 

Dumps a tree form of the loaded MIBs (mostly useful for debugging).

-V 

Displays version information for the application and then exit.

-w WIDTH 

Specifies the width of -Tp and -Td output. The default is very large.

In addition to the above options, snmptranslate takes the OID input (-I), MIB parsing (-M) and OID output (-O) options described in the INPUT OPTIONS, MIB PARSING OPTIONS, and OUTPUT OPTIONS sections of the snmpcmd reference page.


EXAMPLES

snmptranslate -On -IR sysDescr

will translate sysDescr to a more qualified form:

system.sysDescr

The command:

snmptranslate -Onf -IR sysDescr

will translate sysDecr to:

.iso.org.dod.internet.mgmt.mib-2.system.sysDescr

The command:

snmptranslate -Td -OS system.sysDescr

will translate sysDecr into:

SNMPv2-MIB::sysDescr
sysDescr OBJECT-TYPE
  -- FROM SNMPv2-MIB
  -- TEXTUAL CONVENTION DisplayString
  SYNTAX OCTET STRING (0..255)
  DISPLAY-HINT "255a"
  MAX-ACCESS read-only
  STATUS current
  DESCRIPTION "A textual description of the entity. This
               value should include the full name and
               version identification of the system's
               hardware type, software operating-system,
               and networking software."
::= { iso(1) org(3) dod(6) internet(1) mgmt(2) mib-2(1) system(1) 1 }

The command:

snmptranslate -Tp -OS system

will print the following tree:

+--system(1)
   |
   +-- -R-- String    sysDescr(1)
   |        Textual Convention: DisplayString
   |        Size: 0..255
   +-- -R-- ObjID     sysObjectID(2)
   +-- -R-- TimeTicks sysUpTime(3)
   +-- -RW- String    sysContact(4)
   |        Textual Convention: DisplayString
   |        Size: 0..255
   +-- -RW- String    sysName(5)
   |        Textual Convention: DisplayString
   |        Size: 0..255
   +-- -RW- String    sysLocation(6)
   |        Textual Convention: DisplayString
   |        Size: 0..255
   +-- -R-- Integer   sysServices(7)
   +-- -R-- TimeTicks sysORLastChange(8)
   |        Textual Convention: TimeStamp
   |
   +--sysORTable(9)
      |
      +--sysOREntry(1)
         |
         +-- ---- Integer   sysORIndex(1)
         +-- -R-- ObjID     sysORID(2)
         +-- -R-- String    sysORDescr(3)
         |        Textual Convention: DisplayString
         |        Size: 0..255
         +-- -R-- TimeTicks sysORUpTime(4)
                  Textual Convention: TimeStamp

The command:

snmptranslate -Ta | head

will produce the following dump:

dump DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN
org ::= { iso 3 }
dod ::= { org 6 }
internet ::= { dod 1 }
directory ::= { internet 1 }
mgmt ::= { internet 2 }
experimental ::= { internet 3 }
private ::= { internet 4 }
security ::= { internet 5 }
snmpV2 ::= { internet 6 }

The command:

snmptranslate -Tl | head

will produce the following dump:

.iso(1).org(3)
.iso(1).org(3).dod(6)
.iso(1).org(3).dod(6).internet(1)
.iso(1).org(3).dod(6).internet(1).directory(1)
.iso(1).org(3).dod(6).internet(1).mgmt(2)
.iso(1).org(3).dod(6).internet(1).mgmt(2).mib-2(1)
.iso(1).org(3).dod(6).internet(1).mgmt(2).mib-2(1).system(1)
.iso(1).org(3).dod(6).internet(1).mgmt(2).mib-2(1).system(1).sysDescr(1)
.iso(1).org(3).dod(6).internet(1).mgmt(2).mib-2(1).system(1).sysObjectID(2)
.iso(1).org(3).dod(6).internet(1).mgmt(2).mib-2(1).system(1).sysUpTime(3)

The command:

snmptranslate -To | head

will produce the following dump:

.1.3
.1.3.6
.1.3.6.1
.1.3.6.1.1
.1.3.6.1.2
.1.3.6.1.2.1
.1.3.6.1.2.1.1
.1.3.6.1.2.1.1.1
.1.3.6.1.2.1.1.2
.1.3.6.1.2.1.1.3

The command:

snmptranslate -Ts | head

will produce the following dump:

.iso.org
.iso.org.dod
.iso.org.dod.internet
.iso.org.dod.internet.directory
.iso.org.dod.internet.mgmt
.iso.org.dod.internet.mgmt.mib-2
.iso.org.dod.internet.mgmt.mib-2.system
.iso.org.dod.internet.mgmt.mib-2.system.sysDescr
.iso.org.dod.internet.mgmt.mib-2.system.sysObjectID
.iso.org.dod.internet.mgmt.mib-2.system.sysUpTime

The command

snmptranslate -Tt | head

will produce the following dump:

  org(3) type=0
    dod(6) type=0
      internet(1) type=0
        directory(1) type=0
        mgmt(2) type=0
          mib-2(1) type=0
            system(1) type=0
              sysDescr(1) type=2 tc=4 hint=255a
              sysObjectID(2) type=1
              sysUpTime(3) type=8

PORTABILITY

All UNIX systems. Windows 7. Windows Server 2008 R2. Windows 8. Windows Server 2012. Windows 10. Windows Server 2016.


AVAILABILITY

PTC MKS Toolkit for System Administrators
PTC MKS Toolkit for Developers
PTC MKS Toolkit for Interoperability
PTC MKS Toolkit for Professional Developers
PTC MKS Toolkit for Professional Developers 64-Bit Edition
PTC MKS Toolkit for Enterprise Developers
PTC MKS Toolkit for Enterprise Developers 64-Bit Edition


SEE ALSO

Miscellaneous:
snmp_variables, snmpcmd

RFC 2578-2580


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