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Fibre Channel Management MIB
RFC 4044

Document type: RFC - Proposed Standard (May 2005)
Obsoletes RFC 2837
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2013-03-02
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IESG State: RFC 4044 (Proposed Standard)
Responsible AD: Allison Mankin
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Network Working Group                                      K. McCloghrie
Request for Comments: 4044                            Cisco Systems, Inc
Obsoletes: 2837                                                 May 2005
Category: Standards Track

                      Fibre Channel Management 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 managed objects for information related
   to the Fibre Channel.

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction .................................................  2
   2.  The Internet-Standard Management Framework ...................  2
   3.  Short Overview of the Fibre Channel ..........................  2
   4.  MIB Overview .................................................  3
       4.1.  The fcmInstanceBasicGroup Group ........................  3
       4.2.  The fcmSwitchBasicGroup Group ..........................  4
       4.3.  The fcmPortBasicGroup Group ............................  4
       4.4.  The fcmPortStatsGroup Group ............................  4
       4.5.  The fcmPortClass23StatsGroup Group .....................  4
       4.6.  The fcmPortLcStatsGroup Group ..........................  4
       4.7.  The fcmPortClassFStatsGroup Group ......................  4
       4.8.  The fcmPortErrorsGroup Group ...........................  4
       4.9.  The fcmSwitchPortGroup Group ...........................  5
       4.10. The fcmSwitchLoginGroup Group ..........................  5
       4.11. The fcmLinkBasicGroup Group ............................  5
   5.  Relationship to Other MIBs ...................................  5
       5.1.  The Interfaces Group MIB ...............................  5
       5.2.  Entity MIB .............................................  8
       5.3.  Host Resources MIB .....................................  9

McCloghrie                  Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 4044              Fibre Channel Management MIB              May 2005

   6.  Definitions ..................................................  9
   7.  Acknowledgements ............................................. 57
   8.  Normative References ......................................... 57
   9.  Informative References ....................................... 58
   10. Security Considerations ...................................... 59
   11. IANA Considerations .......................................... 60
       11.1. OID Assignment ......................................... 60
       11.2. FC Port Type Registry .................................. 60
   12. Comparison to the Fibre Channel Management Integration MIB ... 62
       12.1. Problems with the Fibre Channel Management Integration
             MIB .................................................... 62
       12.2. Detailed Changes ....................................... 62
   13. Comparison to RFC 2837 ....................................... 67

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 for information related
   to the Fibre Channel.

2.  The Internet-Standard Management Framework

   For a detailed overview of the documents that describe the current
   Internet-Standard Management Framework, please refer to section 7 of
   RFC 3410 [RFC3410].

   Managed objects are accessed via a virtual information store, termed
   the Management Information Base or MIB.  MIB objects are generally
   accessed through the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
   Objects in the MIB are defined using the mechanisms defined in the
   Structure of Management Information (SMI).  This memo specifies a MIB
   module that is compliant to the SMIv2, which is described in STD 58,
   RFC 2578 [RFC2578], STD 58, RFC 2579 [RFC2579] and STD 58, RFC 2580
   [RFC2580].

3.  Short Overview of the Fibre Channel

   The Fibre Channel (FC) is logically a bidirectional point-to-point
   serial data channel, structured for high performance capability.  The
   Fibre Channel provides a general transport vehicle for higher level
   protocols such as Intelligent Peripheral Interface (IPI) and Small

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