Definitions of Managed Objects for Extensible SNMP Agents
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Network Working Group                                          L. Heintz
Request For Comments: 2742                                 Cisco Systems
Category: Standards Track                                       S. Gudur
                                                  Independent Consultant
                                                         M. Ellison, Ed.
                                       Ellison Software Consulting, Inc.
                                                            January 2000

       Definitions of Managed Objects for Extensible SNMP Agents

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 (2000).  All Rights Reserved.

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 objects managing SNMP agents that use the
   Agent Extensibility (AgentX) Protocol.

   This memo specifies a MIB module in a manner that is both compliant
   to the SMIv2, and semantically identical to the peer SMIv1
   definitions.

Table of Contents

   1. The SNMP Management Framework ...............................   2
   2. Introduction ................................................   3
   3. AgentX MIB Overview .........................................   3
   4. Managed Object Definitions for AgentX .......................   4
   5. Intellectual Property .......................................  15
   6. Acknowledgements ............................................  16
   7. Security Considerations .....................................  16
   8. References ..................................................  17
   9. Authors' and Editor's Addresses .............................  19
   10. Full Copyright Statement ...................................  20

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1.  The SNMP Management Framework

   The SNMP Management Framework presently consists of five major
   components:

   -  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], STD 58, RFC 2579 [6] and STD 58, 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
      [12].

   -  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].

   A more detailed introduction to the current SNMP Management Framework
   can be found in RFC 2570 [16].

   Managed objects are accessed via a virtual information store, termed
   the Management Information Base or MIB.  Objects in the MIB are
   defined using the mechanisms defined in the SMI.

   This memo specifies a MIB module that is compliant to the SMIv2. A
   MIB conforming to the SMIv1 can be produced through the appropriate
   translations. The resulting translated MIB must be semantically
   equivalent, except where objects or events are omitted because no
   translation is possible (use of Counter64). Some machine readable
   information in SMIv2 will be converted into textual descriptions in

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   SMIv1 during the translation process. However, this loss of machine
   readable information is not considered to change the semantics of the
   MIB.

2.  Introduction

   The SNMP Agent Extensibility Protocol (AgentX) is a protocol used to
   distribute the implementation of an SNMP agent amongst a single
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