Remote Network Monitoring Management Information Base for High Capacity Networks
RFC 3273

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Network Working Group                                      S. Waldbusser
Request for Comments: 3273                                     July 2002
Category: Standards Track

     Remote Network Monitoring Management Information Base for High
                           Capacity Networks

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 (2002).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB)
   for use with network management protocols in TCP/IP-based internets.
   In particular, it defines objects for managing remote network
   monitoring (RMON) devices for use on high speed networks.  This
   document contains a MIB Module that defines these new objects and
   also contains definitions of some updated objects from the RMON-MIB
   in RFC 2819 and the RMON2-MIB in RFC 2021.

Table of Contents

   1  The SNMP Management Framework ............................... 2
   2  Overview .................................................... 3
   2.1  Structure of MIB .......................................... 3
   3  Updates to RMON MIB and RMON2 MIB objects ................... 4
   4  Conventions ................................................. 6
   5  Definitions ................................................. 7
   6  Security Considerations .....................................73
   7  Acknowledgments .............................................73
   8  References ..................................................73
   9  Notices .....................................................75
   10 Author's Address.............................................76
   11 Full Copyright Statement.....................................77

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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], 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
         is 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 is described in RFC 1901 [9],
         and RFC 1906 [10].  The third version of the message protocol
         is called SNMPv3 and is 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
   can be found in RFC 2570 [22].

   Managed objects are accessed via a virtual information store, termed
   the Management Information Base or MIB.  Objects in the MIB are
   defined using the mechanisms defined in the SMI.

   This memo specifies a MIB module that is compliant to the SMIv2.  A
   MIB conforming to the SMIv1 can be produced through the appropriate
   translations.  The resulting translated MIB must be semantically
   equivalent, except where objects or events are omitted because no
   translation is possible (use of Counter64).  Some machine readable
   information in SMIv2 will be converted into textual descriptions in

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   SMIv1 during the translation process.  However, this loss of machine
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