Definitions of Managed Objects for Scheduling Management Operations
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Network Working Group                                            D. Levi
Request for Comments: 2591                               Nortel Networks
Category: Standards Track                               J. Schoenwaelder
                                                         TU Braunschweig
                                                                May 1999

                   Definitions of Managed Objects for
                    Scheduling Management Operations

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 (1999).  All Rights Reserved.

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 set of managed objects that are used to
   schedule management operations periodically or at specified dates and
   times.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2
   2. The SNMP Management Framework....................................2
   3. Overview ........................................................3
   3.1 Periodic Schedules .............................................3
   3.2 Calendar Schedules .............................................4
   3.3 One-shot Schedules .............................................4
   3.4 Time Transitions ...............................................4
   3.5 Actions ........................................................5
   4. Definitions .....................................................5
   5. Usage Examples .................................................18
   5.1 Starting a script to ping devices every 20 minutes ............18
   5.2 Starting a script at the next Friday the 13th .................18
   5.3 Turning an interface off during weekends ......................19
   6. Security Considerations ........................................21
   7. Intellectual Property ..........................................22
   8. Acknowledgments ................................................22

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   9. References .....................................................22
   10. Editors' Addresses ............................................24
   11. Full Copyright Statement ......................................25

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 a set of managed objects that are used to
   schedule management operations periodically or at specified dates and
   times.

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [19].

2.  The SNMP Management Framework

   The SNMP Management Framework presently consists of five major
   components:

   o   An overall architecture, described in RFC 2271 [1].

   o   Mechanisms for describing and naming objects and events for the
       purpose of management. The first version of this Structure of
       Management Information (SMI) is called SMIv1 and described in STD
       16, RFC 1155 [2], STD 16, RFC 1212 [3] and RFC 1215 [4]. The
       second version, called SMIv2, is described in STD 58, RFC 2578
       [5], RFC 2579 [6] and RFC 2580 [7].

   o   Message protocols for transferring management information. The
       first version of the SNMP message protocol is called SNMPv1 and
       described in RFC 1157 [8]. A second version of the SNMP message
       protocol, which is not an Internet standards track protocol, is
       called SNMPv2c and described in RFC 1901 [9] and RFC 1906 [10].
       The third version of the message protocol is called SNMPv3 and
       described in RFC 1906 [10], RFC 2272 [11] and RFC 2274 [12].

   o   Protocol operations for accessing management information. The
       first set of protocol operations and associated PDU formats is
       described in STD 15, RFC 1157 [8]. A second set of protocol
       operations and associated PDU formats is described in RFC 1905
       [13].

   o   A set of fundamental applications described in RFC 2273 [14] and
       the view-based access control mechanism described in RFC 2275
       [15].

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