OK… so here at work I have been working on getting some SNMP monitoring up and running… and today I ran into the roadblock of our Netgear switches that we have deployed.

We have a number of GS748T’s, GS752TXS’s, and a couple of older switches in the mix. All of these switches all SNMP monitoring if you enable it. However, in order to take full advantage of the power of SNMP you really need a MIB file that tells you where everything is. So does Netgear have these MIB files published on their website?



Why the hell wouldn’t they have something like that published on their website for users of their equipment to work with? No. In order to get the MIB files you had better hope that you have held onto the CD that came with the switch, because that is the only place they are located.