Custom OID Scanning

Increased Flexibility for Your Network Environment

At Lansweeper we know how diverse an IT environment can be. Keeping track of that device-cocktail can be a hassle, to say the least. SNMP is just one of the many network protocols Lansweeper uses to discover the infinite variety of assets out there. Off the shelf, we already scan a lot of information with a broad one-size fits all discovery of your network, but some device types have very specific information that you'll want to pull in. That is exactly what custom OID scanning will enable you to do. Tell Lansweeper what you want to know, for which asset and we'll go get it on every SNMP-enabled device.

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What are SNMP OIDs?

OID’s are the variables used by SNMP, the most widely used network protocol. They are organized in a hierarchy or tree structure. Every manufacturer has a specific branch, similar to a website address. By adding additional numbers to the OID, the manufacturer can create a place for every variable that needs to be accessible for any device. The specific OID’s are stored in a document that labels each OID, the Management Information Base (MIB).

Lansweeper's Built-in MIB Library

Many manufacturers share their MIBs online or provide OID documentation to their customers. Lansweeper allows you to import these custom OIDs, or you can browse the built-in MIB Library. The Lansweeper MIB browser is an indispensable resource to manage SNMP-enabled network devices and applications. Easily walk any MIB tree and determine what OIDs a particular piece of hardware supports. Lansweeper's built-in MIB Browser is shipped with millions of precompiled, unique OIDs from hundreds of standard and vendor OIDs. Talking about unlimited data at your disposal.

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