Remote Network Monitoring MIB Extensions for Switched Networks Version 1.0
RFC 2613

Document Type RFC - Draft Standard (June 1999; No errata)
Authors William Lahaye  , Dan Romascanu  , Steven Waldbusser  , Richard Waterman 
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Network Working Group                                      R. Waterman
Request for Comments: 2613                         Allot Networks Inc.
Category: Standards Track                                    B. Lahaye
                                                           Xylan Corp.
                                                          D. Romascanu
                                                   Lucent Technologies
                                                         S. Waldbusser
                                                             June 1999

     Remote Network Monitoring MIB Extensions for Switched Networks
                              Version 1.0

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 (1999).  All Rights Reserved.


   This memo defines a portion of the Management Information Base (MIB)
   for use with network management protocols in TCP/IP-based internets.
   In particular, it defines objects for managing remote network
   monitoring devices in switched networks environments.

Table of Contents

   1 The Network Management Framework                             2
   2 Overview                                                     3
     2.1 Remote Network Management Goals                          3
     2.2 Switched Networks Monitoring                             5
     2.3 Mechanisms for Monitoring Switched Networks              5
         2.3.1 DataSource Objects                                 6
         2.3.2 Copy Port                                          7
         2.3.3 VLAN Monitoring                                    7
     2.4  Relationship to Other MIBs                              8
          2.4.1 The RMON and RMON 2 MIBs                          8
          2.4.2 The Interfaces Group MIB                          8
          2.4.3 The Entity MIB                                    8
          2.4.4 The Bridge MIB                                    9

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     2.5 Relationship with IEEE 802.1 Standards                   9
   3 SMON/RMON Groups                                             9
     3.1 SMON ProbeCapabilities                                   9
     3.2 smonVlanStats                                           10
     3.3 smonPrioStats                                           10
     3.4 dataSourceCaps                                          10
     3.5 portCopyConfig                                          11
   4 Control of Remote Network Monitoring Devices                12
   5 Definitions                                                 13
   6 References                                                  39
   7 Intellectual Property                                       41
   8 Security Considerations                                     41
   9 Authors' Addresses                                          44
   A Full Copyright Statement                                    44

1. The Network Management Framework

   The SNMP Management Framework presently consists of five major

   - An overall architecture, described in RFC 2571 [1].

   - Mechanisms for describing and naming objects and events for the
     purpose of management. The first version of this Structure of
     Management Information (SMI) is called SMIv1 and described in STD
     16, RFC 1155 [2], STD 16, RFC 1212 [3] and RFC 1215 [4]. The second
     version, called SMIv2, is described in STD 58, RFC 2578 [5], RFC
     2579 [6] and RFC 2580 [7].

   - Message protocols for transferring management information. The
     first version of the SNMP message protocol is called SNMPv1 and
     described in STD 15, RFC 1157 [8]. A second version of the SNMP
     message protocol, which is not an Internet standards track
     protocol, is called SNMPv2c and described in RFC 1901 [9] and RFC
     1906 [10].  The third version of the message protocol is called
     SNMPv3 and described in RFC 1906 [10], RFC 2572 [11] and RFC 2574

   - Protocol operations for accessing management information. The first
     set of protocol operations and associated PDU formats is described
     in STD 15, RFC 1157 [8]. A second set of protocol operations and
     associated PDU formats is described in RFC 1905 [13].

   - A set of fundamental applications described in RFC 2573 [14] and
     the view-based access control mechanism described in RFC 2575 [15].

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