Definitions and Managed Objects for Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) Functions on Ethernet-Like Interfaces
RFC 4878

 
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Network Working Group                                          M. Squire
Request for Comments: 4878                             Hatteras Networks
Category: Standards Track                                      June 2007

                  Definitions and Managed Objects for
    Operations, Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) Functions on
                        Ethernet-Like Interfaces

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 IETF Trust (2007).

Abstract

   This document defines objects for managing Operations,
   Administration, and Maintenance (OAM) capabilities on Ethernet-like
   interfaces conformant to the Ethernet OAM functionality defined in
   the Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) clauses of the Ethernet
   standards.  The Ethernet OAM functionality is complementary to the
   Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) in that it is focused on a
   small set of link-specific functions for directly connected Ethernet
   interfaces.  This document defines objects for controlling those link
   OAM functions and for providing results and status of the OAM
   functions to management entities.

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................2
   2. The Internet-Standard Management Framework ......................2
   3. Overview ........................................................3
      3.1. Remote Fault Indication ....................................4
      3.2. Link Monitoring ............................................4
      3.3. Remote Loopback ............................................5
      3.4. Ethernet OAM Protocol Data Units ...........................5
   4. Relation to the Other MIB Modules ...............................5
      4.1. Relation to Other MIB Modules ..............................5
      4.2. Relation to Other EFM MIB Modules ..........................6
      4.3. Mapping of IEEE 802.3ah Managed Objects ....................6
   5. MIB Structure ...................................................7
   6. MIB Definition ..................................................8
   7. Security Considerations ........................................47
   8. IANA Considerations ............................................49
   9. References .....................................................49
      9.1. Normative References ......................................49
      9.2. Informative References ....................................50
   10. Acknowledgments ...............................................51

1.  Introduction

   The IEEE 802.3ah Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM) taskforce added new
   management capabilities to Ethernet-like interfaces.  These
   management capabilities were introduced to provide some basic Ordered
   Aggregate (OA) function on Ethernet media.  The defined functionality
   includes discovery, error signaling, loopback, and link monitoring.
   This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB)
   for use with network management protocols in the Internet community
   to manage these new Ethernet interface capabilities.

Conventions Used in This Document

   The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
   "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
   document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [RFC2119].

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).

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   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,
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