Fibre Channel Fabric Address Manager MIB
RFC 4439

Document Type RFC - Proposed Standard (March 2006; Errata)
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Replaces draft-desanti-fc-domain-manager
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Network Working Group                                         C. DeSanti
Request for Comments: 4439                                    V. Gaonkar
Category: Standards Track                                  K. McCloghrie
                                                           Cisco Systems
                                                                  S. Gai
                                                                 Retired
                                                              March 2006

                Fibre Channel Fabric Address Manager 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 a Fibre Channel network's Fabric Address Manager.

DeSanti, et al.             Standards Track                     [Page 1]
RFC 4439        Fibre Channel Fabric Address Manager MIB      March 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 ......................................4
   5. MIB Overview ....................................................5
      5.1. Fibre Channel Management Instance ..........................5
      5.2. Switch Index ...............................................5
      5.3. Fabric Index ...............................................5
      5.4. The t11FamGroup Group ......................................6
      5.5. The t11FamDatabaseGroup Group ..............................6
      5.6. The t11FamAreaGroup Group ..................................6
      5.7. The t11FamCacheGroup Group .................................6
      5.8. The t11FamCommandGroup Group ...............................6
      5.9. The t11FamNotificationGroup Group ..........................6
      5.10. Use of RCF and BF .........................................6
   6. Definitions .....................................................8
      6.1. The T11-TC-MIB Module ......................................8
      6.2. The T11-FC-FABRIC-ADDR-MGR-MIB Module ......................9
   7. Acknowledgements ...............................................35
   8. Normative References ...........................................36
   9. Informative References .........................................36
   10. IANA Considerations ...........................................37
   11. Security Considerations .......................................37

DeSanti, et al.             Standards Track                     [Page 2]
RFC 4439        Fibre Channel Fabric Address Manager MIB      March 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 a Fibre Channel network's Fabric Address Manager.  Fabric Address
   Manager refers to the functionality of acquiring DomainID(s) as
   specified in [FC-SW-3], and managing Fibre Channel Identifiers as
   specified in [FC-FS].

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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