Finding ASA OIDs

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I’m going to talk about this in much greater detail in the next post but I just wanted to get this command out here on the blog so I don’t forget it : )

When you are querying a device via SNMP for information, you need the OID (Object ID) for the piece of information you are looking for.  An OID looks something like this…..

1.3.6.1.4.1.9.9.109.1.1.1.1.3.1

Cisco has a wonderful online tool that allows you to look up MIB (Management Information Base) files and OIDs, but I just wanted a quick list of what was available for OIDs on the ASA.  Some quick googling came back with minimal results and I spent a great deal of time looking for really simple OIDs.  Finally, I found this command hidden deep within a Cisco SNMP document for the ASA.

‘show snmp-server oidlist’

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How convenient!  As you can see, it lists the OID with the associated text description.  The crazy part about this command?……

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Its undocumented in the code!  At any rate, I thought this was a great find.  Look for more on SNMP and Linux plug-ins for monitoring coming soon!

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