Definitions of Managed Objects for the Fabric Element in Fibre Channel Standard
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Network Working Group                                         K. S. Teow
Request for Comments: 2837          Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
Category: Standards Track                                       May 2000

                     Definitions of Managed Objects
            for the Fabric Element in Fibre Channel Standard

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 an extension to the Management Information Base
   (MIB) for use with network management protocols in TCP/IP-based
   internets.  In particular, it defines the objects for managing the
   operations of the Fabric Element portion of the Fibre Channel
   Standards.

Table of Contents

   1. The SNMP Management Framework ..................................2
   2. Overview .......................................................3
   2.1 Management View of a Fabric Element ...........................4
   2.2 Structure of the Fabric Element MIB ...........................5
   3. Object Definitions .............................................6
        The Configuration Group ......................................8
          The Module Table ...........................................9
          The FxPort Configuration Table ............................12
        The Status Group ............................................16
          The FxPort Status Table ...................................16
          The FxPort Physical Level Table ...........................18
          The FxPort Fabric Login Table .............................20
        The Error Group .............................................24
        The Accounting Groups........................................27
          The Class 1 Accounting Table ..............................27
          The Class 2 Accounting Table ..............................31
          The Class 3 Accounting Table ..............................33
        The Capability Group ........................................35

Teow                        Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 2837                 FC Fabric Element MIB                  May 2000

        Conformance information .....................................38
   4. Security Considerations .......................................43
   5. Intellectual Property .........................................44
   6. Acknowledgements ..............................................44
   7. References ....................................................45
   7.1 IETF References ..............................................45
   7.2 Approved ANSI/NCITS References ...............................46
   7.3 ANSI/NCITS References Under Development ......................47
   8. Editors' Addresses ............................................47
   9. Full Copyright Statement ......................................48

1. The SNMP Management Framework

   The SNMP Management Framework presently consists of five major
   components:

   o  An overall architecture, described in RFC 2571 [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], STD 58, RFC 2579 [6] and STD 58, RFC 2580 [7].

   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 [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 2572 [11] and RFC 2574
      [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 2573 [14] and
      the view-based access control mechanism described in RFC 2575
      [15].

   A more detailed introduction to the current SNMP Management Framework
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