When importing a mib, how can octet string attributes that are of type text string show the actual text in the CA Spectrum OneClick attributes tab?

Document ID : KB000046441
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Issue:

When octet attributes are viewed through the Attributes view in CA Spectrum Oneclick, they are not translated if they are plain text.  If you are importing a mib that has octet attributes that are of type text string, before importing the mib you can change the type so they will be appropriately displayed in all views of CA Spectrum.

 

Cause:

This was designed this way because octet attributes are not always plain text.

 

Resolution:

Prior to loading the mib in mibtools and mapping the attributes, review the mib to see if there are octet string attributes that are of type test.  If there are, change the SYNTAX entry in the mib from OCTET STRING to DisplayString: 

SYNTAX DisplayString (SIZE (0 .. 255)) 

Then import the mib and when you map the attributes they will be mapped as a text string.  When viewing the attribute through attribute editor, the string will display as plain text.

 

Note:  Be sure not to do this to OCTET STRINGS that are not text