VMware MIB files define the information provided by ESX/ESXi hosts and vCenter Server to SNMP management software.

You can download these MIB files from http://communities.vmware.com/community/developer/forums/managementapi#SNMP-MIB.

VMware MIB Files lists the MIB files provided by VMware and describes the information that each file provides.

VMware MIB Files

MIB File

Description

VMWARE-ROOT-MIB.mib

Contains VMware’s enterprise OID and top level OID assignments.

VMWARE-AGENTCAP-MIB.mib

Defines the capabilities of the VMware agents by product versions.

VMWARE-ENV-MIB.mib

Defines variables and trap types used to report on the state of physical hardware components of the host computer.

VMWARE-OBSOLETE-MIB.mib

Defines OIDs that have been made obsolete to maintain backward compatibility with earlier versions of ESX/ESXi. Includes variables formerly defined in the files VMWARE-TRAPS-MIB.mib and VMWARE-VMKERNEL-MIB.mib.

VMWARE-PRODUCTS-MIB.mib

Defines OIDs to uniquely identify each SNMP agent on each VMware platform by name, version, and build platform.

VMWARE-RESOURCES-MIB.mib

Defines variables used to report information on resource usage of the VMkernel, including physical memory, CPU, and disk utilization.

VMWARE-SYSTEM-MIB.mib

The VMWARE-SYSTEM-MIB.mib file is obsolete. Use the SNMPv2-MIB to obtain information from sysDescr.0 and sysObjec ID.0.

VMWARE-TC-MIB.mib

Defines common textual conventions used by VMware MIB files.

VMWARE-VC-EVENTS-MIB.mib

Defines traps sent by vCenter Server. Load this file if you use vCenter Server to send traps.

VMWARE-VMINFO-MIB.mib

Defines variables for reporting information about virtual machines, including virtual machine traps.

Other MIB Files lists MIB files included in the VMware MIB files package that are not created by VMware. These can be used with the VMware MIB files to provide additional information.

Other MIB Files

MIB File

Description

IF-MIB.mib

Defines attributes related to physical NICs on the host system.

SNMPv2-CONF.mib

Defines conformance groups for MIBs.

SNMPv2-MIB.mib

Defines the SNMP version 2 MIB objects.

SNMPv2-TC.mib

Defines textual conventions for SNMP version 2.