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Network Working Group                                          B. Wijnen
Request for Comments: 3737                           Lucent Technologies
Category: Standards Track                                     A. Bierman
                                                     Cisco Systems, Inc.
                                                              April 2004

                  IANA Guidelines for the Registry of
                  Remote Monitoring (RMON) MIB modules

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 (2004).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document defines the procedures for IANA to administer and
   maintain the Object Identifier (OID) tree under the Remote Monitoring
   (rmon) root.  This memo also documents the currently assigned values.

1.  Introduction

   The RMONMIB Working Group so far has maintained its own registry for
   OID assignments for new MIB modules under the root OID for rmon
   [RFC2819].  This has worked reasonably well, although errors had to
   be corrected at a late stage one or two times, and a few now defunct
   assignments have been made as well.

   It is also a somewhat non-standard way of doing things, because
   normally a new standards track MIB module will get a MIB root
   assigned at the time that the module is being published as part of an
   RFC.

   This document lists the currently assigned rmon OIDs.  It also
   describes the procedures and rules for new assignments and asks IANA
   to take over the responsibility for existing and future assignments.

   The current assignments are not all too logical.  Initially normal
   MIB OIDs were assigned under rmon, but at a later time the WG used
   the rmon root OID to create new MIB modules underneath it.  Some

   people will claim 'an OID is just an OID', and while this is true, it
   does not make things easier if the organisation of OIDs is not
   logical.  However, we cannot change what has been assigned in the
   past.  From now on, only MODULE-IDENTITY macro (MIB root) assignments
   will be made (by IANA) under the 'rmon' node.  Within a MIB module,
   the working group authors/editors can then assign their own OIDs
   according to normal procedures.

2.  Currently assigned OIDs under the rmon root

   At the time of this writing, the following OIDs have been assigned
   and IANA has picked up this information in their public registry of
   assigned values.  They are listed as part of the already existing
   smi-numbers registry at:

       http://www.iana.org/assignments/smi-numbers

       ...mib-2.rmon (1.3.6.1.2.1.16)

   The assignments under ...mib-2.rmon were maintained by the RMONMIB
   Working Group until publication of RFC 3737.  Some (early)
   assignments may not look all too logical.  That is true, but that is
   history and cannot be changed.  From now on, only MODULE-IDENTITY
   macro (MIB root) assignments will be made (by IANA) under the 'rmon'
   node.

   Key: nnn == { rmon nnn }

      nnn   descriptor            OID Type                 Document

        0   rmonEventsV2          Notifications root       [RFC2819]
        1   statistics            OID                      [RFC2819]
        2   history               OID                      [RFC2819]
        3   alarm                 OID                      [RFC2819]
        4   hosts                 OID                      [RFC2819]
        5   hostTopN              OID                      [RFC2819]
        6   matrix                OID                      [RFC2819]
        7   filter                OID                      [RFC2819]
        8   capture               OID                      [RFC2819]
        9   event                 OID                      [RFC2819]
       10   tokenRing             OID                      [RFC1513]
       11   protocolDir           OID                      [RFC2021]
       12   protocolDist          OID                      [RFC2021]
       13   addressMap            OID                      [RFC2021]
       14   nlHost                OID                      [RFC2021]
       15   nlMatrix              OID                      [RFC2021]
       16   alHost                OID                      [RFC2021]
       17   alMatrix              OID                      [RFC2021]
       18   usrHistory            OID                      [RFC2021]
       19   probeConfig           OID                      [RFC2021]
       20   rmonConformance       OID                      [RFC2021]
       21   mediaIndependentStats OID                      [RFC3273]
       22   switchRMON            M-I                      [RFC2613]
       23   apm                   M-I                      [RFC3729]
       24   available
       25   pmCapsMIB             M-I (defunct)
       26   dsmonMIB              M-I                      [RFC3287]
       27   interfaceTopNMIB      M-I                      [RFC3144]
       28   reserved for sspmMIB  M-I    [..rmonmib-sspm-mib-nn.txt]
       29   hcAlarmMIB            M-I                      [RFC3434]
       30   reserved for tpmMIB   M-I     [..rmonmib-tpm-mib-nn.txt]
       31   reserved for raqmon   M-I  [..rmonmib-raqmon-mib-nn.txt]
       32   reserved for raqmonDs M-I  [..rmonmib-raqmon-pdu-nn.txt]

    Key: xxx == { rmon.rmonConformance xxx }

       ...mib-2.rmon.conformance (1.3.6.1.2.1.16.20)

      xxx   descriptor            OID Type                 Document

        1   rmon2MIBCompliances   OID                      [RFC2021]
        2   rmon2MIBGroups        OID                      [RFC2021]
        3   smonMIBCompliances    OID                      [RFC2613]
        4   smonMIBGroups         OID                      [RFC2613]
        5   hcRMON                M-I                      [RFC3273]
        6   hcRmonMIBCompliances  OID                      [RFC3273]
        7   hcRmonMIBGroups       OID                      [RFC3273]
        8   rmonMibModule         M-I                      [RFC2819]
        9   rmonCompliances       OID                      [RFC2819]
       10   rmonGroups            OID                      [RFC2819]

3.  How to request a new assignment for a MIB module

   When anyone is writing a internet-draft for which a new assignment is
   needed/wanted under the rmon OID, then the proper way to do so is as
   follows:

      EXAMPLE-MIB DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN

      IMPORTS
        rmon          FROM RMON-MIB

        .. other imports ..

      exampleMIB  MODULE-IDENTITY

        ... other normal MODULE-IDENTITY stuff ...

      ::= { rmon nnn }  -- IANA: please assign nnn
                        -- RFC-Editor: replace nnn with IANA-assigned
                        --             number and remove this note

   IANA will assign the number as part of the RFC publication process.

4.  Security Considerations

   This memo describes procedures for IANA assignment of OBJECT
   IDENTIFIER values, and has no impact on the security of the Internet.

5.  IANA Considerations

   IANA has picked up the initial set of assignments and integrated them
   into the existing registry for smi-numbers at:

      http://www.iana.org/assignments/smi-numbers

   The list is presented in Section 2.

   IANA is requested to maintain this registry for future assignments.
   New assignments can only be made via Standards Action as described in
   [RFC2434].

   IANA will assign the number as part of the RFC publication process.

6.  Acknowledgments

   This document was produced as a result of discussion between the
   Operations and Management AD responsible for Network Management and
   the WG chair for the RMONMIB Working Group.  Thanks to Andy Bierman
   for keeping and administering the registry up to this point in time.

   The document has been reviewed by the RMONMIB Working Group.

7.  Normative References

   [RFC1513]  Waldbusser, S., "Token Ring Extensions to the Remote
              Network Monitoring MIB", RFC 1513, September 1993.

   [RFC2021]  Waldbusser, S., "Remote Network Monitoring Management
              Information Base Version 2 using SMIv2", RFC 2021, January
              1997.

   [RFC2434]  Narten, T. and H. Alvestrand, "Guidelines for Writing an
              IANA Considerations Section in RFCs", BCP 26, RFC 2434,
              October 1998.

   [RFC2613]  Waterman, R., Lahaye, B., Romascanu, D. and S. Waldbusser,
              "Remote Network Monitoring MIB Extensions for Switched
              Networks Version 1.0", RFC 2613, June 1999.

   [RFC2819]  Waldbusser, S., "Remote Network Monitoring Management
              Information Base", STD 59, RFC 2819, May 2000.

   [RFC3144]  Romascanu, D., "Remote Monitoring MIB Extensions for
              Interface Parameters Monitoring", RFC 3144, August 2001.

   [RFC3273]  Waldbusser, S., "Remote Network Monitoring Management
              Information Base for High Capacity Networks", RFC 3273,
              July 2002.

   [RFC3287]  Bierman, A., "Remote Monitoring MIB Extensions for
              Differentiated Services", RFC 3287, July 2002.

   [RFC3434]  Bierman, A. and K. McCloghrie, "Remote Monitoring MIB
              Extensions for High Capacity Alarms", RFC 3434, December
              2002.

   [RFC3729]   Waldbusser, S., "Application Performance Measurement
              MIB", RFC 3729, March 2004.

8.  Authors' Addresses

   Bert Wijnen
   Lucent Technologies
   Schagen 33
   3461 GL Linschoten
   Netherlands

   Phone: +31-348-407-775
   EMail: bwijnen@lucent.com

   Andy Bierman
   Cisco Systems, Inc.
   170 West Tasman Drive
   San Jose, CA
   USA

   Phone: +1-408-527-3711
   EMail: abierman@cisco.com

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