Definition of Managed Objects for Battery Monitoring
RFC 7577

Document Type RFC - Proposed Standard (July 2015; No errata)
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Replaces draft-quittek-eman-battery-mib
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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                        J. Quittek
Request for Comments: 7577                                     R. Winter
Category: Standards Track                                       T. Dietz
ISSN: 2070-1721                                         NEC Europe, Ltd.
                                                               July 2015

          Definition of Managed Objects for Battery Monitoring

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 defines managed objects that provide information on
   the status of batteries in managed devices.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   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).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

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Quittek, et al.              Standards Track                    [Page 1]
RFC 7577                       Battery MIB                     July 2015

Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  The Internet-Standard Management Framework  . . . . . . . . .   5
   3.  Design of the Battery MIB Module  . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.1.  MIB Module Structure  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
     3.2.  Battery Technologies  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
       3.2.1.  Guidelines for Adding Battery Technologies  . . . . .   9
     3.3.  Battery Identification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9
     3.4.  Charging Cycles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     3.5.  Charge Control  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  10
     3.6.  Imported Definitions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   4.  Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
   5.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  33
   6.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  36
     6.1.  SMI Object Identifier Registration  . . . . . . . . . . .  36
     6.2.  Battery Technology Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . .  36
   7.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  37
     7.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  37
     7.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  38
   Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  40
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  40

1.  Introduction

   Today, more and more managed devices contain batteries that supply
   them with power when disconnected from electrical power distribution
   grids.  Common examples are nomadic and mobile devices, such as
   notebook computers, netbooks, and smartphones.  The status of
   batteries in such a device, particularly the charging status, is
   typically controlled by automatic functions that act locally on the
   device and manually by users of the device.

   In addition to this, there is a need to monitor battery status of
   these devices by network management systems.  This document defines a
   portion of the Management Information Base (MIB) that provides a
   means for monitoring batteries in or attached to managed devices.
   The Battery MIB module defined in Section 4 meets the requirements
   for monitoring the status of batteries specified in RFC 6988
   [RFC6988].

   The Battery MIB module provides for monitoring the battery status.
   According to the framework for energy management [RFC7326], it is an
   Energy Managed Object; thus, MIB modules such as the Power and Energy
   Monitoring MIB [RFC7460] could, in principle, be implemented for
   batteries.  The Battery MIB extends the more generic aspects of
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