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Policy Based Management MIB
RFC 4011

Document type: RFC - Proposed Standard (March 2005)
Document stream: IETF
Last updated: 2013-03-02
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IESG State: RFC 4011 (Proposed Standard)
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Network Working Group                                      S. Waldbusser
Request for Comments: 4011                                    Nextbeacon
Category: Standards Track                                     J. Saperia
                                                    JDS Consulting, Inc.
                                                               T. Hongal
                                               Riverstone Networks, Inc.
                                                              March 2005

                      Policy Based Management 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 (2005).

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, this MIB defines objects that enable policy-based
   monitoring and management of Simple Network Management Protocol
   (SNMP) infrastructures, a scripting language, and a script execution
   environment.

Table of Contents

   1.  The Internet-Standard Management Framework ..................   3
   2.  Overview ....................................................   4
   3.  Policy-Based Management Architecture ........................   4
   4.  Policy-Based Management Execution Environment ...............  10
       4.1.  Terminology ...........................................  10
       4.2.  Execution Environment - Elements of Procedure .........  10
       4.3.  Element Discovery .....................................  11
             4.3.1.  Implementation Notes ..........................  12
       4.4.  Element Filtering .....................................  13
             4.4.1.  Implementation Notes ..........................  13
       4.5.  Policy Enforcement ....................................  13
             4.5.1.  Implementation Notes ..........................  14
   5.  The PolicyScript Language ...................................  14
       5.1.  Formal Definition .....................................  15

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RFC 4011              Policy Based Management MIB             March 2005

       5.2.  Variables .............................................  18
             5.2.1.  The Var Class .................................  19
       5.3.  PolicyScript QuickStart Guide .........................  23
             5.3.1.  Quickstart for C Programmers ..................  25
             5.3.2.  Quickstart for Perl Programmers ...............  25
             5.3.3.  Quickstart for TCL Programmers ................  25
             5.3.4.  Quickstart for Python Programmers .............  26
             5.3.5.  Quickstart for JavaScript/ECMAScript/JScript
                     Programmers ...................................  26
       5.4.  PolicyScript Script Return Values .....................  26
   6.  Index Information for `this element' ........................  27
   7.  Library Functions ...........................................  28
   8.  Base Function Library .......................................  29
       8.1.  SNMP Library Functions ................................  29
             8.1.1.  SNMP Operations on Non-Local Systems ..........  30
             8.1.2.  Form of SNMP Values ...........................  32
             8.1.3.  Convenience SNMP Functions ....................  34
                     8.1.3.1.  getVar() ............................  34
                     8.1.3.2.  exists() ............................  34
                     8.1.3.3.  setVar() ............................  35
                     8.1.3.4.  searchColumn() ......................  36
                     8.1.3.5.  setRowStatus() ......................  38
                     8.1.3.6.  createRow() .........................  39
                     8.1.3.7.  counterRate() .......................  42
             8.1.4.  General SNMP Functions ........................  44
                     8.1.4.1.  newPDU() ............................  45
                     8.1.4.2.  writeVar() ..........................  45
                     8.1.4.3.  readVar() ...........................  46
                     8.1.4.4.  snmpSend() ..........................  47
                     8.1.4.5.  readError() .........................  48
                     8.1.4.6.  writeBulkParameters() ...............  48
             8.1.5.  Constants for SNMP Library Functions ..........  49

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