Entity MIB (entmib) Charter

NOTE: This charter is accurate as of the 37th IETF Meeting in San Jose. It may now be out-of-date. (Consider this a "snapshot" of the working group from that meeting.) Up-to-date charters for all active working groups can be found elsewhere in this Web server.


Network Management Area Director(s):

Mailing List Information

Description of Working Group

The goal of this working group is to standardize a set of managed objects representing logical and physical entities and the relationships between them. Logical entities can occur when a single agent supports multiple instances of one MIB, such as RFCs 1253, 1493, 1516 or 1525, where each instance represents a single (logical) device/entity. Physical entities are the actual physical components on which the logical entities operate; typically, the physical components exist in a hierarchy. The set of objects will be consistent with the SNMP framework and existing SNMP standards.

The scope of this MIB should allow an NMS to interrogate a standard SNMP context and thereby discover what logical and physical entities exist, how to access the MIB information of each logical entity, and the relationships between the various entities. The MIB should support both a single agent or multiple agents in one physical entity. The Working Group should adopt a minimalist approach for the (initial) MIB so as to maximize the chance of success, e.g., read-only.

Goals and Milestones

Post Internet-Draft for Entity MIB.
Hold BOF at Stockholm IETF.
Dec 95
Meet at Dallas IETF to review Internet-Draft and the issues raised during mailing list discussion.
Jan 96
Post updated Entity MIB Internet-Draft.
Mar 96
Meet at IETF to reach consensus on updated Internet-Draft.
Apr 96
Submit final version of Internet-Draft for consideration as a Proposed Standard.

No Current Internet-Drafts

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