Exporting MIB Variables using the IPFIX Protocol
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IPFIX Working Group                                       P. Aitken, Ed.
Internet-Draft                                                   Brocade
Intended status: Standards Track                               B. Claise
Expires: January 2, 2016                                          S. B S
                                                     Cisco Systems, Inc.
                                                             C. McDowall
                                                                 Brocade
                                                        J. Schoenwaelder
                                                Jacobs University Bremen
                                                            July 1, 2015

            Exporting MIB Variables using the IPFIX Protocol
                draft-ietf-ipfix-mib-variable-export-09

Abstract

   This document specifies a way to complement IPFIX Data Records with
   Management Information Base (MIB) objects, avoiding the need to
   define new IPFIX Information Elements for existing Management
   Information Base objects that are already fully specified.

   An IPFIX Options Template and method are specified, which are used to
   export the extra information required to fully describe Simple
   Network Management Protocol (SNMP) MIB objects in IPFIX.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   2.  Motivation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   3.  Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   4.  High Level Solution Overview  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   5.  MIB Object Value Information Elements and the MIB Field
       Options Template  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     5.1.  MIB Field Options Architecture  . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     5.2.  IPFIX and MIB Data Model  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  12
     5.3.  MIB Field Options - Specifications and Required Fields  .  13
       5.3.1.  MIB Field Options Template  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
       5.3.2.  MIB Type Options Template . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  14
     5.4.  MIB Field Options Template Formats  . . . . . . . . . . .  15
       5.4.1.  Data Template containing a mibObject Field  . . . . .  15
       5.4.2.  MIB Field Options Template  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  16
       5.4.3.  MIB Field Options Data Records  . . . . . . . . . . .  18
       5.4.4.  Options Template containing a mibObject Field . . . .  19
       5.4.5.  MIB Field Options Template with Semantics Fields  . .  20
       5.4.6.  MIB Field Options Template with extra MIB Object
               Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  21
     5.5.  Use of field order in the MIB Field Option template . . .  23
     5.6.  Identifying the SNMP Context  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  24
     5.7.  Template Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
       5.7.1.  Large Messages  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
       5.7.2.  Template Withdrawal and Reuse . . . . . . . . . . . .  25
     5.8.  Exporting Conceptual Rows and Tables  . . . . . . . . . .  26
       5.8.1.  Exporting Conceptual Rows - indexing  . . . . . . . .  26
       5.8.2.  Exporting Conceptual Rows - mibObjectValueRow . . . .  27
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