You use SNMP data mapping tables to define how to map SNMP devices to the data that you want to collect. Many predefined tables exist for common SNMP devices. You can also create your own tables to customize the collected data. These tables are managed from the SNMP Data Mapping Tables page. The predefined mappings cannot be edited.
When you define a table, you specify Management Information Base (MIB) data objects, also known as MIB files or MIBs. MIBs are the data objects that are defined in the database. An SNMP manager uses them to control hardware and software resources. MIBs let you expand the data fields that can be collected when inventory runs. Inventory Solution for Network Devices already provides many MIBs of the leading hardware manufacturers. You can also import additional MIBs using the MIB Import task.
For more information, see the topics about importing MIB files in the Symantec Management Platform User Guide.
When you map tables to a device, you choose a device from a list of classified SNMP devices. This list is the same list of SNMP devices that are configured on the SNMP Device Classifications page of Network Discovery. This list cannot be manually edited from the SNMP Data Mapping Tables page. However, you can configure it from the SNMP Device Classifications page of Network Discovery.
For more information, see the topics about classifying SNMP devices in the Symantec Management Platform User Guide.
To gather the same inventory from different Notification Server computers, you can also export a table and then import it on a different server.