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Entity MIB (Version 3) (RFC4133)

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Original Publication Date: 2005-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Sep-23

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

A. Bierman: 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. This document specifies version 3 of the Entity MIB, which obsoletes version 2 (RFC 2737).

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Network Working Group                                         A. Bierman
Request for Comments: 4133                                 K. McCloghrie
Obsoletes: 2737                                      Cisco Systems, Inc.
Category: Standards Track                                    August 2005


                         Entity MIB (Version 3)

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.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2005).

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.  This document specifies version 3 of the Entity MIB, which
   obsoletes version 2 (RFC 2737).

Bierman & McCloghrie        Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 4133                 Entity MIB (Version 3)              August 2005


Table of Contents

   1. The SNMP Management Framework ...................................3
   2. Overview ........................................................3
      2.1. Terms ......................................................4
      2.2. Relationship to Community Strings ..........................5
      2.3. Relationship to SNMP Contexts ..............................5
      2.4. Relationship to Proxy Mechanisms ...........................6
      2.5. Relationship to a Chassis MIB ..............................6
      2.6. Relationship to the Interfaces MIB .........................6
      2.7. Relationship to the Other MIBs .............................7
      2.8. Relationship to Naming Scopes ..............................7
      2.9. Multiple Instances of the Entity MIB .......................7
      2.10. Re-Configuration of Entities ..............................8
      2.11. Textual Convention Change .................................8
      2.12. MIB Structure .............................................8
            2.12.1. entityPhysical Group ..............................9
            2.12.2. entityLogical Group ..............................11
            2.12.3. entityMapping Group ..............................11
            2.12.4. entityGeneral Group .............................