Management Information Base for Virtual Machines Controlled by a Hypervisor
RFC 7666

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                           H. Asai
Request for Comments: 7666                                Univ. of Tokyo
Category: Standards Track                                    M. MacFaden
ISSN: 2070-1721                                              VMware Inc.
                                                        J. Schoenwaelder
                                                       Jacobs University
                                                                K. Shima
                                           IIJ Innovation Institute Inc.
                                                                 T. Tsou
                                               Huawei Technologies (USA)
                                                            October 2015

            Management Information Base for Virtual Machines
                       Controlled by a Hypervisor

Abstract

   This document defines a portion of the Management Information Base
   (MIB) for use with network management protocols in the Internet
   community.  In particular, this specifies objects for managing
   virtual machines controlled by a hypervisor (a.k.a. virtual machine
   monitor).

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Further information on
   Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7666.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   2.  The Internet-Standard Management Framework  . . . . . . . . .   3
   3.  Overview and Objectives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Structure of the VM-MIB Module  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5
   5.  Relationship to Other MIB Modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   6.  Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     6.1.  VM-MIB  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     6.2.  IANA-STORAGE-MEDIA-TYPE-MIB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  43
   7.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  45
   8.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  45
   9.  References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  46
     9.1.  Normative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  46
     9.2.  Informative References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  47
   Appendix A.  State Transition Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  49
   Acknowledgements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  51
   Contributors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  51
   Authors' Addresses  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  52

1.  Introduction

   This document defines a portion of the Management Information Base
   (MIB) for use with network management protocols in the Internet
   community.  In particular, this specifies objects for managing
   virtual machines controlled by a hypervisor (a.k.a. virtual machine
   monitor).  A hypervisor controls multiple virtual machines on a
   single physical machine by allocating resources to each virtual
   machine using virtualization technologies.  Therefore, this MIB
   module contains information on virtual machines and their resources
   controlled by a hypervisor as well as information about a
   hypervisor's hardware and software.

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   The design of this MIB module has been derived from product-specific
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