System Config : ­­­SNMP : Fortinet MIBs

Fortinet MIBs
The FortiGate SNMP agent supports Fortinet proprietary MIBs as well as standard RFC 1213 and RFC 2665 MIBs. RFC support includes support for the parts of RFC 2665 (Ethernet-like MIB) and the parts of RFC 1213 (MIB II) that apply to FortiGate unit configuration.
There are two MIB files for FortiGate units - the Fortinet MIB, and the FortiGate MIB. The Fortinet MIB contains traps, fields and information that is common to all Fortinet products. The FortiGate MIB contains traps, fields and information that is specific to FortiGate units. Each Fortinet product has its own MIB—if you use other Fortinet products you will need to download their MIB files as well.
The Fortinet MIB and FortiGate MIB along with the two RFC MIBs are listed in tables in this section. You can download the two FortiGate MIB files from Fortinet Customer Support. For information on how to download the MIB files, see the Fortinet Knowledge Base.
Your SNMP manager may already include standard and private MIBs in a compiled database that is ready to use. You must add the Fortinet proprietary MIB to this database to have access to the Fortinet specific information. You need to obtain and compile the two MIBs for this release.
For more information about Fortinet MIBs and traps, see the FortiGate Administration Guide.
 
Note: There were major changes to the MIB files between FortiOS Carrier v3.0 and v4.0. You need to use the new MIBs for FortiOS Carrier v4.0 or you may mistakenly access the wrong traps and fields.
 
Table 10: Fortinet MIBs
The proprietary Fortinet MIB includes all system configuration information and trap information that is common to all Fortinet products.
Your SNMP manager requires this information to monitor FortiGate unit configuration settings and receive traps from the FortiGate SNMP agent. For more information, see “Fortinet and FortiGate traps” and “Fortinet and FortiGate MIB fields”.
The proprietary FortiGate MIB includes all system configuration information and trap information that is specific to FortiGate units.
Your SNMP manager requires this information to monitor FortiGate configuration settings and receive traps from the FortiGate SNMP agent. FortiManager systems require this MIB to monitor FortiGate units.
Protocol statistics returned for MIB II groups (IP/ICMP/TCP/UDP/etc.) do not accurately capture all FortiGate traffic activity. More accurate information can be obtained from the information reported by the Fortinet MIB.
The FortiGate SNMP agent supports Ethernet-like MIB information with the following exception.

FortiOS Version 4.0 MR2 Administration Guide
01-420-89868-20100401 · 01 April 2010
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