Host Resources MIB
RFC 2790

 
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Network Working Group                                      S. Waldbusser
Request for Comments: 2790                      Lucent Technologies Inc.
Obsoletes: 1514                                                P. Grillo
Category: Standards Track                                     WeSync.com
                                                              March 2000

                           Host Resources MIB

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 (2000).  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.
   This memo obsoletes RFC 1514, the "Host Resources MIB". This memo
   extends that specification by clarifying changes based on
   implementation and deployment experience and documenting the Host
   Resources MIB in SMIv2 format while remaining semantically identical
   to the existing SMIv1-based MIB.

   This memo defines a MIB for use with managing host systems.  The term
   "host" is construed to mean any computer that communicates with other
   similar computers attached to the internet and that is directly used
   by one or more human beings. Although this MIB does not necessarily
   apply to devices whose primary function is communications services
   (e.g., terminal servers, routers, bridges, monitoring equipment),
   such relevance is not explicitly precluded.  This MIB instruments
   attributes common to all internet hosts including, for example, both
   personal computers and systems that run variants of Unix.

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RFC 2790                   Host Resources MIB                 March 2000

Table of Contents

   1 The SNMP Management Framework ............................    2
   2 Host Resources MIB .......................................    3
   3 IANA Considerations ......................................    4
   4 Definitions ..............................................    4
   4.1 Textual Conventions ....................................    6
   4.2 The Host Resources System Group ........................    7
   4.3 The Host Resources Storage Group .......................    9
   4.4 The Host Resources Device Group ........................   12
   4.5 The Host Resources Running Software Group ..............   26
   4.6 The Host Resources  Running  Software  Performance
        Group .................................................   29
   4.7 The Host Resources Installed Software Group ............   30
   4.8 Conformance Definitions ................................   33
   5 Type Definitions .........................................   36
   6 Internationalization Considerations ......................   44
   7 Security Considerations ..................................   45
   8 References ...............................................   46
   9 Acknowledgments ..........................................   48
   10 Authors' Addresses ......................................   49
   11 Intellectual Property ...................................   49
   12 Full Copyright Statement ................................   50

1.  The SNMP Management Framework

   The SNMP Management Framework presently consists of five major
   components:

   o   An overall architecture, described in RFC 2571 [RFC2571].

   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 [RFC1155], STD 16, RFC 1212 [RFC1212] and RFC 1215
       [RFC1215]. The second version, called SMIv2, is described in STD
       58, RFC 2578 [RFC2578], RFC 2579 [RFC2579] and RFC 2580
       [RFC2580].

   o   Message protocols for transferring management information. The
       first version of the SNMP message protocol is called SNMPv1 and
       described in STD 15, RFC 1157 [RFC1157]. A second version of the
       SNMP message protocol, which is not an Internet standards track
       protocol, is called SNMPv2c and described in RFC 1901 [RFC1901]
       and RFC 1906 [RFC1906]. The third version of the message protocol
       is called SNMPv3 and described in RFC 1906 [RFC1906], RFC 2572
       [RFC2572] and RFC 2574 [RFC2574].

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