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Entity State MIB (RFC4268)

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Original Publication Date: 2005-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Dec-01
Document File: 20 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Chisholm: 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 extensions to the Entity MIB to provide information about the state of physical entities.

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Network Working Group                                        S. Chisholm
Request for Comments: 4268                               Nortel Networks
Category: Standards Track                                     D. Perkins
                                                                SNMPinfo
                                                           November 2005


                            Entity State MIB

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 extensions to the Entity MIB to provide
   information about the state of physical entities.

   In addition, this memo defines a set of Textual Conventions to
   represent various states of an entity.  The intent is that these
   Textual Conventions will be imported and used in MIB modules that
   would otherwise define their own representations.

Table of Contents

   1. The Internet-Standard Management Framework ......................2
   2. Entity State ....................................................2
      2.1. Hierarchical State Management ..............................3
      2.2. Entity Redundancy ..........................................3
      2.3. Physical Entity Users ......................................3
      2.4. Physical Class Behavior ....................................4
   3. Relation to Other MIBs ..........................................4
      3.1. Relation to the Interfaces MIB .............................4
      3.2. Relation to Alarm MIB ......................................5
      3.3. Relation to Bridge MIB .....................................5
      3.4. Relation to the Host Resources MIB .........................5
   4. Textual Conventions .............................................6
   5. Definitions .................................................... 9

Chisholm & Perkins          Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 4268                    Entity State MIB               November 2005


   6. Security Considerations ........................................16
   7. Acknowledgements ...........