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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: 2019-Feb-16
Document File: 35 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

K. McCloghrie: AUTHOR [+1]

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC2037: DOI

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. [STANDARDS-TRACK]

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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

McCloghrie & Bierman Standards Track [Page 1]

RFC 2037 Entity MIB using SMIv2 October 1996

1. Introduction

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.

2. The SNMP Network Management Framework

The SNMP Network Management Framework presently consists of three major components. They are:

o the SMI, described in RFC 1902 [1], - the mechanisms used for describing and naming objects for the purpose of management.

o the...

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