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Entity MIB using SMIv2 (RFC2037)

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Original Publication Date: 1996-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 29 page(s) / 69K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

K. McCloghrie: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB) for use with network management protocols in the Internet community. In particular, it describes managed objects used for managing multiple logical and physical entities managed by a single SNMP agent.

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Network Working Group K. McCloghrie

Request for Comments: 2037 A. Bierman

Category: Standards Track Cisco Systems

October 1996

Entity MIB using SMIv2

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction .............................................. 2

2. The SNMP Network Management Framework ..................... 2

2.1 Object Definitions ....................................... 2

3. Overview .................................................. 3

3.1 Terms .................................................... 4

3.2 Relationship to Community Strings ........................ 5

3.3 Relationship to Proxy Mechanisms ......................... 5

3.4 Relationship to a Chassis MIB ............................ 5

3.5 Relationship to the Interfaces MIB ....................... 6

3.6 Relationship to the Other MIBs ........................... 6

3.7 Relationship to Naming Scopes ............................ 6

3.8 Multiple Instances of the Entity MIB ..................... 7

3.9 Re-Configuration of Entities ............................. 7

3.10 MIB Structure ........................................... 7

3.10.1 entityPhysical Group .................................. 8

3.10.2 entityLogical Group ................................... 8

3.10.3 entityMapping Group ................................... 8

3.10.4 entityGeneral Group ................................... 9

3.10.5 entityNotifications Group ............................. 9

3.11 Multiple Agents ......................................... 9

4. Definitions ............................................... 10

5. Usage Examples ............................................ 26

5.1 Router/Bridge ............................................ 26

5.2 Repeaters ................................................ 30

6. Acknowledgements .......................................... 33

7. References ................................................ 34

8. Security Considerations ................................... 35

9. Authors' Addresses ........................................ 35

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