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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

                                                                Ericsson

                                                              J. Saperia

                                                    JDS Consulting, Inc.

                                                            W. Tackabury

                                              Gold Wire Technology, Inc.

                                                              April 2003

                 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

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