Fibre-Channel Name Server MIB
RFC 4438

Document Type RFC - Proposed Standard (April 2006; Errata)
Last updated 2013-03-02
Replaces draft-desanti-fc-name-server
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Network Working Group                                         C. DeSanti
Request for Comments: 4438                                    V. Gaonkar
Category: Standards Track                                     H.K. Vivek
                                                           K. McCloghrie
                                                           Cisco Systems
                                                                  S. Gai
                                                                 Retired
                                                              April 2006

                     Fibre Channel Name Server 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 (2006).

Abstract

   This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB)
   for use with network management protocols in the Internet community.
   In particular, it describes managed objects for information related
   to the Name Server function of a Fibre Channel network.  The Fibre
   Channel Name Server provides a means for Fibre Channel ports to
   register and discover Fibre Channel names and attributes.

DeSanti, et al.             Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 4438             Fibre Channel Name Server MIB            April 2006

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................3
   2. The Internet-Standard Management Framework ......................3
   3. Short Overview of Fibre Channel .................................3
   4. Relationship to Other MIBs ......................................5
   5. MIB Overview ....................................................5
      5.1. Fibre Channel Management Instance ..........................5
      5.2. Name Server Information Subset .............................5
      5.3. Fabric Index ...............................................6
      5.4. The MIB Groups .............................................6
           5.4.1. The t11NsDBGroup Group ..............................6
           5.4.2. Three Statistics Groups .............................7
           5.4.3. The t11NsNotifyGroup Group ..........................7
           5.4.4. The t11NsNotifyControlGroup Group ...................7
      5.5. The Actual Values of Objects ...............................7
   6. The T11-FC-NAME-SERVER-MIB Module ...............................8
   7. Acknowledgements ...............................................31
   8. Normative References ...........................................32
   9. Informative References .........................................33
   10. IANA Considerations ...........................................33
   11. Security Considerations .......................................33

DeSanti, et al.             Standards Track                     [Page 2]
RFC 4438             Fibre Channel Name Server MIB            April 2006

1.  Introduction

   This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB)
   for use with network management protocols in the Internet community.
   In particular, it describes managed objects for information related
   to the Fibre Channel network's Name Server function, which provides a
   means for Fibre Channel ports to register and discover Fibre Channel
   attributes.  Such attributes include names, addresses, types,
   features, etc., at various protocol layers.

2.  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].

3.  Short Overview of Fibre Channel

   The Fibre Channel (FC) is logically a bidirectional point-to-point
   serial data channel, structured for high performance.  Fibre Channel
   provides a general transport vehicle for higher-level protocols such
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