Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) Management Information Base (MIB) using SMIv2
RFC 1697

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Network Working Group                                  D. Brower, Editor
Request for Comments: 1697        The ASK Group, INGRES DBMS Development
Category: Standards Track         B. Purvy, RDBMSMIB Working Group Chair
                                                      Oracle Corporation
                                                               A. Daniel
                                                 Informix Software, Inc.
                                                              M. Sinykin
                                                                J. Smith
                                                      Oracle Corporation
                                                             August 1994

             Relational Database Management System (RDBMS)
             Management Information Base (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 ..............................................    1
   2. The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework ...................    2
   2.1 Object Definitions .......................................    2
   3. Overview ..................................................    2
   3.1 Terminology ..............................................    3
   3.2 Structure and Features ...................................    4
   3.2.1 Tables .................................................    4
   3.2.2 Writable objects .......................................    5
   3.2.3 Traps ..................................................    5
   4. Definitions ...............................................    6
   5. Acknowledgements ..........................................   35
   6. References ................................................   36
   7. Security Considerations ...................................   37
   8. Authors' Addresses ........................................   37

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
   relational database (RDBMS) implementations.

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2.  The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework

   The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework consists of four major
   components.  They are:

      o RFC 1442 [1] which defines the SMI, the mechanisms used for
        describing and naming objects for the purpose of management.

      o STD 17, RFC 1213 [2] defines MIB-II, the core set of managed
        objects for the Internet suite of protocols.

      o RFC 1445 [3] which defines the administrative and other
        architectural aspects of the framework.

      o RFC 1448 [4] which defines the protocol used for network
        access to managed objects.

      o RFC 1443 [5] which describes textual conventions for the
        framework.

   The framework permits new objects to be defined for the purpose of
   experimentation and evaluation.  In particular, the RDBMS-MIB can be
   seen as an extension of

      o RFC 1565 [6] which defines the MIB for monitoring network
        service applications.

2.1.  Object Definitions

   Managed objects are accessed via a virtual information store, termed
   the Management Information Base or MIB.  Objects in the MIB are
   defined using the subset of Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1)
   defined in the SMI.  In particular, each object type is named by an
   OBJECT IDENTIFIER, an administratively assigned name.  The object
   type together with an object instance serves to uniquely identify a
   specific instantiation of the object.  For human convenience, we
   often use a textual string, termed the descriptor, to refer to the
   object type.

3.  Overview

   The RDBMS-MIB contains objects that may be used to manage relational
   database implementations.  Specifically, it contains information on
   installed databases, servers, and on the relation of databases and
   servers.  The terms used in this database are described below.

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3.1.  Terminology

   Vendors and Products
        are providers of database systems on a host.  These vendors
        may have more than one database product that is manageable
        through this MIB.  On a host, there may be systems from
        multiple vendors, multiple systems from a single vendor, or
        any other combination.  There may be a private MIB for each
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