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An Overview of the IETF Network Management Standards
RFC 6632

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                     M. Ersue, Ed.
Request for Comments: 6632                        Nokia Siemens Networks
Category: Informational                                        B. Claise
ISSN: 2070-1721                                      Cisco Systems, Inc.
                                                               June 2012

          An Overview of the IETF Network Management Standards

Abstract

   This document gives an overview of the IETF network management
   standards and summarizes existing and ongoing development of IETF
   Standards Track network management protocols and data models.  The
   document refers to other overview documents, where they exist and
   classifies the standards for easy orientation.  The purpose of this
   document is, on the one hand, to help system developers and users to
   select appropriate standard management protocols and data models to
   address relevant management needs.  On the other hand, the document
   can be used as an overview and guideline by other Standard
   Development Organizations or bodies planning to use IETF management
   technologies and data models.  This document does not cover
   Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) technologies on the
   data-path, e.g., OAM of tunnels, MPLS Transport Profile (MPLS-TP)
   OAM, and pseudowire as well as the corresponding management models.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents
   approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6632.

Ersue & Claise                Informational                     [Page 1]
RFC 6632                IETF Management Standards              June 2012

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................4
      1.1. Scope and Target Audience ..................................4
      1.2. Related Work ...............................................5
      1.3. Terminology ................................................6
   2. Core Network Management Protocols ...............................8
      2.1. Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) ..................8
           2.1.1. Architectural Principles of SNMP ....................8
           2.1.2. SNMP and Its Versions ...............................9
           2.1.3. Structure of Managed Information (SMI) .............11
           2.1.4. SNMP Security and Access Control Models ............12
                  2.1.4.1. Security Requirements on the SNMP
                           Management Framework ......................12
                  2.1.4.2. User-Based Security Model (USM) ...........12
                  2.1.4.3. View-Based Access Control Model (VACM) ....13
           2.1.5. SNMP Transport Subsystem and Transport Models ......13
                  2.1.5.1. SNMP Transport Security Model .............14
      2.2. Syslog Protocol ...........................................15
      2.3. IP Flow Information eXport (IPFIX) and Packet
           SAMPling (PSAMP) Protocols ................................16
      2.4. Network Configuration .....................................19
           2.4.1. Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) ...........19
           2.4.2. YANG - NETCONF Data Modeling Language ..............21
   3. Network Management Protocols and Mechanisms with
      Specific Focus .................................................23
      3.1. IP Address Management .....................................23
           3.1.1. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) .........23
           3.1.2. Ad Hoc Network Autoconfiguration ...................24

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