Problems understanding SNMP OIDs/Traps

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Jan 26th, 2010

Dear Community,

i would be very glad if you could help me with this thopic...i seem to have some trouble understanding it...

Here an example:

2010-01-18 06:28:44    Unknown alert received from device of type SwCiscoIOS. Device Time 82+21:21:53. (Trap type\nTrap var bind data: \nOID:  Value:  1\nOID:  Value:  4\nOID:  Value:  2\nOID:  Value:

Ok. Let's take the trap type:

Searching with SNMP Object Navigator ( i only get as far as:   -> ...6.0 is unkown.

If i search for the OID for example

i get the following:  -> ...738 is unknown.

This happens with a lot of OIDs for me (not just these ones). If i understand the OID correctly, this could be a command from the command line which forced this trap.

So what's the .738 for? Why couldn't it be recognised by the search-function?

In advance i like to thank you for any feedback.

Sven Schlingloff

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Joe Clarke Tue, 01/26/2010 - 09:36

Try using my search and translate tool at .  If you do, you will see that translates to ciscoConfigManEvent.  The OID translates to ccmHistoryEventCommandSource.  However, ccmHistoryEventCommandSource'd OID is  The .738 is the specific instance.  The definition of ccmHistoryEventCommandSource is:

"The source of the command that instigated the event."

This object comes from the ccmHistoryEventTable which is indexed by the ccmHistoryEventIndex object.  The definition of that object is:

"A monotonically increasing integer for the sole
purpose of indexing events.  When it reaches the
maximum value, an extremely unlikely event, the agent
wraps the value back to 1 and may flush existing

So, the 738 is simply a unique number which identifies this particular history event.


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