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Configuring Networks and Devices with Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) (RFC3512)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012091D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Apr-08

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. MacFaden: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This document is written for readers interested in the Internet Standard Management Framework and its protocol, the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). In particular, it offers guidance in the effective use of SNMP for configuration management. This information is relevant to vendors that build network elements, management application developers, and those that acquire and deploy this technology in their networks.

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Network Working Group� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � M. MacFaden

Request for Comments: 3512� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Riverstone Networks, Inc.

Category: Informational� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � D. Partain

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� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Configuring Networks and Devices with

� � � � � � � � � � � � � � Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

Status of this Memo

� � This memo provides information for the Internet community.� It does

� � not specify an Internet standard of any kind.� Distribution of this

� � memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

� � Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003).� All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

� � This document is written for readers interested in the Internet

� � Standard Management Framework and its protocol, the Simple Network

� � Management Protocol (SNMP).� In particular, it offers guidance in the

� � effective use of SNMP for configuration management.� This information

� � is relevant to vendors that build network elements, management

� � application developers, and those that acquire and deploy this

� � technology in their networks.

Table of Contents

� � 1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .� � 3

� � � � � 1.1. The Internet Standard Management Framework. . . . . . . .� � 3

� � � � � 1.2. Configuration and the Internet Standard Management

� � � � � � � � � � Frame-work. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .� � 4

� � 2. Using SNMP as a Configuration Mechanism. . . . . . . . . . . .� � 5

� � � � � 2.1. Transactions and SNMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .� � 6

� � � � � 2.2. Practical Requirements for Transactional Control. . . . .� � 6

� � � � � 2.3. Practices in Configuration--Verification. . . . . . . . .� � 7

� � 3. Designing a MIB Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .� � 9

� � � � � 3.1. MIB Module Design - General Issues. . . . . . . . . . . .� 10

� � � � � 3.2. Naming MIB modules and Managed Objects. . . . . . . . . .� 11

� � � � � 3.3. Transaction Control And State Tracking. . . . . . . . . .� 12

MacFaden, et al.� � � � � � � � � � � � Informational� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � [Pag...