Introduction to the Remote Monitoring (RMON) Family of MIB Modules
RFC 3577

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Network Working Group                                      S. Waldbusser
Request for Comments: 3577                                       R. Cole
Category: Informational                                             AT&T
                                                          C. Kalbfleisch
                                                             Verio, Inc.
                                                            D. Romascanu
                                                                   Avaya
                                                             August 2003

   Introduction to the Remote Monitoring (RMON) Family of MIB Modules

Status of this Memo

   This memo provides information for the Internet community.  It does
   not specify an Internet standard of any kind.  Distribution of this
   memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2003).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   The Remote Monitoring (RMON) Framework consists of a number of
   interrelated documents.  This memo describes these documents and how
   they relate to one another.

Table of Contents

   1.  The Internet-Standard Management Framework . . . . . . . . . .  2
   2.  Definition of RMON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2
   3.  Goals of RMON. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3
   4.  RMON Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4
       4.1.  RMON-1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  6
       4.2.  Token Ring Extensions to RMON MIB. . . . . . . . . . . .  7
       4.3.  The RMON-2 MIB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
       4.4.  RMON MIB Protocol Identifiers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
       4.5.  Remote Network Monitoring MIB Extensions for Switched
             Networks (SMON MIB). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
       4.6.  RMON MIB Extensions for Interface Parameters Monitoring
             (IFTOPN) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
       4.7.  RMON Extensions for Differentiated Services (DSMON MIB). 12
       4.8.  RMON for High Capacity Networks (HCRMON MIB) . . . . . . 13
       4.9.  Application Performance Measurement MIB (APM MIB). . . . 14
       4.10. RMON MIB Protocol Identifier Reference Extensions. . . . 15
       4.11. Transport Performance Metrics MIB (TPM MIB). . . . . . . 16

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       4.12. Synthetic Sources for Performance Monitoring MIB
             (SSPM MIB) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
       4.13. RMON MIB Extensions for High Capacity Alarms . . . . . . 17
       4.14. Real-Time  Application Quality of Service Monitoring
             (RAQMON) MIB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
   5.  RMON Framework Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
       5.1.  MediaIndependent Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
       5.2.  Protocol Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
       5.3.  Application Directory and appLocalIndex. . . . . . . . . 21
       5.4.  Data Source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
       5.5.  Capabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
       5.6.  Control Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
   6.  Relationship of the SSPM MIB with the APM and TPM MIBs . . . . 24
   7.  Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
   8.  References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
       8.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
       8.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
   9.  Security Considerations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
   10. Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
   11. Full Copyright Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

1.  The Internet-Standard Management Framework

   For a detailed overview of the documents that describe the current
   Internet-Standard Management Framework, please refer to section 7 of
   RFC 3410 [RFC3410].

   Managed objects are accessed via a virtual information store, termed
   the Management Information Base or MIB.  MIB objects are generally
   accessed through the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).
   Objects in the MIB are defined using the mechanisms defined in the
   Structure of Management Information (SMI).  This memo specifies a MIB
   module that is compliant to the SMIv2, which is described in STD 58,
   RFC 2578 [RFC2578], STD 58, RFC 2579 [RFC2579] and STD 58, RFC 2580
   [RFC2580].

2.  Definition of RMON

   Remote network monitoring devices, often called monitors or probes,
   are instruments that exist for the purpose of managing and/or
   monitoring a network.  Often these remote probes are stand-alone
   devices and devote significant internal resources for the sole
   purpose of managing a network.  An organization may employ many of
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