Using the iReasoning MIB Browser
For Information on how to download the MIB file from your gateway see:
SNMP for Ethernet Gateways | Downloading-the-Standard-MIB-File
Loading general MIB files on to the iReasoning browser
(1) Load the MIB for “General SNMP management” using the [Load MIBs] function under the [FILE] menu
(2) This is the “SNMPv2-MIB” file if using SNMP V2.
For older SNMP versions use the appropriate MIB file supplied in the MIB directory.
This file will automatically be supplied with iReasoning in the “mibs” directory.
Loading Gateway and node MIB files on to the iReasoning browser
(1) Load the MIB for Gateway and monitoring nodes using the [Load MIBs] function under the [FILE] menu
(2) PACKETPOWER-EG4-MIB is for the Gateway and PACKETPOWER-NODE-MIB is for the monitoring nodes
See this Link to either download the MIB file directly or read instructions on downloading the most up to date file directly from your gateway.
Accessing MIB files on the iReasoning browser
The SNMP management MIB can be found under the “mgmt.” file of the MIB tree
The Gateway MIB file can be found under the “eg4” directory under the “private” directory
The monitoring nodes MIB file can be found under the “monitoringNode” directory under the “private” directory
Accessing the Gateway using the iReasoning browser
(1) Enter the IP address of the Gateway in the address bar
(2) Click on the “Advanced” tab
(3) Make sure SNMP is configured for the same read community string (public)
(4) Confirm port is correct (161)
(5) Confirm that the SNMP version matches the settings used on the Gateway Console SNMP settings (i.e. SNMP version)
Leave "Write Community" blank
Confirming communication with the Gateway
(1) Check the system description by clicking on the the “SysDescr” file on the MIB tree mgmt.>mib-2> SysDescr
(2) Right click on the sysDescr file and and select “Get” from the pop up menu
(3) The right hand menu should now display “Packet Power EG4 Ethernet Gateway”
Performing an SNMP "Walk" to confirm data flow
(1) Click “Walk” on the Operations bar and then click “Go”; a table will be generated returning all MIBs
Note that Windows firewall may have to be turned “off” for proper communications
(2) Node “GUIDs” will be displayed in the table; these node IDs will correspond to the Node IDs on the Gateway Console
To see the data in a more structured format use “Table View”
Generating readings tables and nodes tables (Table View)
(1) and (2) To get data in a more structured format select the “readingsTable” or “nodesTable” under the EG4 directory [private>packetPower]
(3) Right click and select “Table View”
(4) The table will appear in the right window
Node Tables / Node Map
(1) After performing a “TableView” on “Nodes Table” by selecting the “nodesTable” file, right click and select table view, it will reveal a listing of all nodes associated with the Gateway
(2) Node “GUIDs” will be displayed in the table
(3) These node IDs will correspond to the Node IDs on the Gateway Console accessed by selecting Data Destinations > SNMP > Nodes
Readings Table / Readings for all Nodes
(1) Performing a “TableView” on “Readings Table” by selecting the “readingsTable” file, right click and select [Table View] from the pop up menu, it will reveal a listing of all readings for all nodes associated with the Gateway
(2) Node IDs will correspond to the node readings on the Gateway Console accessed by selecting the Monitoring Data menu and highlighting the corresponding node
(3) Values from the Gateway Console will match those on the Readings Table
All readings share a common table until a virtual IP address can be defined per node allowing nodes to be segregated by IP address
Interpreting Readings Data from Table View
(1) The 16 digit node ID (GUID) that identifies each Packet Power device (node) is encoded within the OID
Clicking on a reading will allow you to associate it with a specific node ID via the OID
Any reading OID will always correspond to a specific channel for specific node (ie. energy on phase A for a particular node)
Virtual IP addressing / Assigning Virtual IPs to monitoring nodes
Monitoring nodes and the Gateway will show up under a single IP address. Many monitoring systems using SNMP require that each device / node have a unique IP address.
It is possible to assign a Virtual IP address to each monitoring node using the Gateway Console. This will segregate the nodes so they can be revealed individually.
Assigning Virtual IPs to monitoring nodes
To apply a Virtual IP address to a specific node open the Gateway Console and select “SNMP” under the “Data Destinations” menu, then select the “Nodes” menu. This will expose all of the nodes for the Gateway
(1) Click on the “+” icon to reveal the Virtual IP addressing pop-up
(2) Select the Node to be addressed using the drop down “Node” menu (nodes are identified by their 16 digit GUID)
Enter a virtual IP address; this must be valid within the network its being used on
Click “Add” to save
Repeat for all nodes.
Viewing nodes by Virtual IP address on Gateway Console
(1) Each node will now have a VIP (virtual IP) as well as 16 digit GUID
(2) These can be found on the “Monitoring Data” tab of the Gateway Console or the “Node” tab under the “SNMP” tab in the “Data Destinations” menu
IPs will become visible at the same port as the Ethernet Gateway
The Gateway will have a unique IP and agent and each node will have a unique IP and agent
Viewing nodes by Virtual IP address on iReasoning Browser
(1) Enter VIP in the address tab
(2) Go to “SysDescr” file in the MIB tree (under the mgmt.>mib-2>system folders) and right click for a “Get”
(3) The monitoring node's ID will be returned on the table to the right
(4) This corresponds with the VIP and GUID in the Gateway Console for the specific node
Note that after a new IP address is entered it may be necessary to (1) click on the “Advanced” tab and (2) re-enter the properties of the SNMP agent for each unique IP address.
THIS IS ONLY WHEN USING the iReasoning browser tool to view different IP addresses.
Viewing node Readings by Virtual IP address on iReasoning Browser
(1) Using the same VIP for the particular node in the IP Address bar, highlight the “mnReadings” Table MIB under “monitoringNode” file.
Right click and select “Table View”; this will expose the readings table for the specific monitoring node in the table view
(2) These readings correspond to those on the Gateway Console; access the “Monitoring Data” menu and select the same node
mnChannel ID: Identical for all like monitoring devices
mnChannel Name: Describes the function of the channel, i.e., Energy for phase A
mnValue: Measurement value for the channel
mnUnits: Units of measurement, i.e., Watt hours
mnTime Stamp: Time when the value was received
mnTime Stamp: Time when the value was received in hex
Turning Windows Firewall "off"
Windows Firewall will block the iReasoning MIB browser from accessing other IP addresses such as virtual IP addresses.
To disable the Firewall (Windows 10) select control panel > all control panel items > windows firewall and turn the firewall off for both public and private networks.
This does not have to be permanent – only during polling on this computer using iReasoning.