Definitions of System-Level Managed Objects for Applications
RFC 2287

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Network Working Group                                       C. Krupczak
Request for Comments: 2287                    Empire Technologies, Inc.
Category: Standards Track                                    J. Saperia
                                                       BGS Systems Inc.
                                                          February 1998

      Definitions of System-Level Managed Objects for Applications

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 (1998).  All Rights Reserved.

Table of Contents

   1 Abstract ..............................................    2
   2 The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework ...............    2
   2.1 Object Definitions ..................................    2
   3 Overview ..............................................    3
   4 Architecture for Application Management ...............    3
   5 The Structure of the MIB ..............................    4
   5.1 System Application Installed Group ..................    5
   5.2 System Application Run Group ........................    5
   5.2.1 sysApplRunTable and sysApplPastRunTable ...........    5
   5.2.2 sysApplElmtRunTable and  sysApplElmtPastRunTable
        ....................................................    6
   5.3 System Application Map Group ........................    7
   6 Definitions ...........................................    7
   7 Implementation Issues .................................   40
   7.1 Implementation with Polling Agents ..................   40
   7.2 sysApplElmtPastRunTable Entry Collisions ............   40
   8 Security Considerations ...............................   41
   9 Acknowledgements ......................................   42
   10 Author's Address .....................................   42
   11 References ...........................................   42
   12 Full Copyright Statement .............................   44

Krupczak & Saperia          Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 2287                  MIB for Applications             February 1998

1.  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 a basic set of managed objects for fault,
   configuration and performance management of applications from a
   systems perspective.  More specifically, the managed objects are
   restricted to information that can be determined from the system
   itself and which does not require special instrumentation within the
   applications to make the information available.

   This memo does not specify a standard for the Internet community.

2.  The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework

   The SNMPv2 Network Management Framework consists of the following
   major components:

   o    RFC 1902 Structure of Management Information for Version
        2 of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2) [2]

   o    RFC 1903 Textual Conventions for Version 2 of the Simple
        Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2) [3]

   o    RFC 1904 Conformance Statements for Version 2 of the
        Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2) [4]

   o    RFC 1905 Protocol Operations for Version 2 of the Simple
        Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2) [5]

   o    RFC 1906 Transport Mappings for Version 2 of the Simple
        Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2) [6]

   o    RFC 1907 Management Information Base for Version 2 of the
        Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2) [7]

   o    RFC 1908 Coexistence between Version 1 and Version 2 of
        the Internet-standard Network Management Framework [8]

   The Framework permits new objects to be defined for the purpose of
   experimentation and evaluation.

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) [1],
   defined in the Structure of Management Information (SMI)  (See RFC

Krupczak & Saperia          Standards Track                     [Page 2]
RFC 2287                  MIB for Applications             February 1998

   1902 [2]). In particular, each object type is named by an OBJECT
   IDENTIFIER, an administratively assigned name. The object type
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