Identify the OID for a System Statistic or Trap

To use an SNMP manager for monitoring Palo Alto Networks firewalls, Panorama, or WF-500 appliances, you must know the OIDs of the system statistics and traps you want to monitor.
  1. Review the Supported MIBs to determine which one contains the type of statistic you want. For example, the PAN-COMMON-MIB.my contains hardware version information. The panCommonEventEventsV2 MIB contains all the traps that Palo Alto Networks firewalls, Panorama, and WF-500 appliances support.
  2. Open the MIB in a text editor and perform a keyword search. For example, using
    Hardware version
    as a search string in PAN-COMMON-MIB identifies the panSysHwVersion object:
    panSysHwVersion OBJECT-TYPE SYNTAX DisplayString (SIZE(0..128)) MAX-ACCESS read-only STATUS current DESCRIPTION "Hardware version of the unit." ::= {panSys 2}
  3. In a MIB browser, search the MIB tree for the identified object name to display its OID. For example, the panSysHwVersion object has an OID of 1.3.6.1.4.1.25461.2.1.2.1.2.
    MIB_Browser_Find_Unknown_OID.png

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