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Network Working Group                                     K. McCloghrie
Request for Comments: 2037                                   A. Bierman
Category: Standards Track                                 Cisco Systems
                                                           October 1996


                         Entity MIB using SMIv2

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.

Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ..............................................    2
   2. The SNMP Network Management Framework .....................    2
   2.1 Object Definitions .......................................    2
   3. Overview ..................................................    3
   3.1 Terms ....................................................    4
   3.2 Relationship to Community Strings ........................    5
   3.3 Relationship to Proxy Mechanisms .........................    5
   3.4 Relationship to a Chassis MIB ............................    5
   3.5 Relationship to the Interfaces MIB .......................    6
   3.6 Relationship to the Other MIBs ...........................    6
   3.7 Relationship to Naming Scopes ............................    6
   3.8 Multiple Instances of the Entity MIB .....................    7
   3.9 Re-Configuration of Entities .............................    7
   3.10 MIB Structure ...........................................    7
   3.10.1 entityPhysical Group ..................................    8
   3.10.2 entityLogical Group ...................................    8
   3.10.3 entityMapping Group ...................................    8
   3.10.4 entityGeneral Group ...................................    9
   3.10.5 entityNotifications Group .............................    9
   3.11 Multiple Agents .........................................    9
   4. Definitions ...............................................   10
   5. Usage Examples ............................................   26
   5.1 Router/Bridge ............................................   26
   5.2 Repeaters ................................................   30
   6. Acknowledgements ..........................................   33
   7. References ................................................   34
   8. Security Considerations ...................................   35
   9. Authors' Addresses ........................................   35





McCloghrie & Bierman        Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 2037                 Entity MIB using SMIv2             October 1996


1.  Introduction

   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 managed objects used for managing
   multiple logical and physical entities managed by a single SNMP
   agent.

2.  The SNMP Network Management Framework

   The SNMP Network Management Framework presently consists of three
   major components.  They are:

   o    the SMI, described in RFC 1902 [1], - the mechanisms used for
        describing and naming objects for the purpose of management.

   o    the MIB-II, STD 17, RFC 1213 [2], - the core set of managed
        objects for the Internet suite of protocols.

   o    the protocol, RFC 1157 [6] and/or RFC 1905 [4], - the protocol
        for accessing managed information.

   Textual conventions are defined in RFC 1903 [3], and conformance
   statements are defined in RFC 1904 [5].

   The Framework permits new objects to be defined for the purpose of
   experimentation and evaluation.

   This memo specifies a MIB module that is compliant to the SNMPv2 SMI.
   A semantically identical MIB conforming to the SNMPv1 SMI can be
   produced through the appropriate translation.

2.1.  Object Definitions

   Managed objects are accessed via a virtual information store, termed
   the Management Information Base or MIB.  Objects in the MIB are
   defined using the subset of Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1)
   defined in the SMI.  In particular, each object type is named by an
   OBJECT IDENTIFIER, an administratively assigned name.  The object
   type together with an object instance serves to uniquely identify a
   specific instantiation of the object.  For human convenience, we
   often use a textual string, termed the descriptor, to refer to the
   object type.








McCloghrie & Bierman        Standards Track                     [Page 2]

RFC 2037                 Entity MIB using SMIv2             October 1996


3.  Overview

   There is a need for a standardized way of representing a single agent
   which supports multiple instances of one MIB.  This is presently true
   for at least 3 standard MIBs, and is likely to become true for more
   and more MIBs as time passes.  For example:

      - multiple instances of a bridge supported within a single
        device having a single agent;

      - multiple repeaters supported by a single agent;

      - multiple OSPF backbone areas, each one operating as part
        of its own Autonomous System, and each identified by the
        same area-id (e.g., 0.0.0.0), supported inside a single
        router with one agent.

   The fact that it is a single agent in each of these cases implies
   there is some relationship which binds all of these entities
   together.  Effectively, there is some "overall" physical entity which
   houses the sum of the things managed by that one agent, i.e., there
   are multiple "logical" entities within a single physical entity.
   Sometimes, the overall physical entity contains multiple (smaller)
   physical entities and each logical entity is associated with a
   particular physical entity.  Sometimes, the overall physical entity
   is a "compound" of multiple physical entities (e.g., a stack of
   stackable hubs).

   What is needed is a way to determine exactly what logical entities
   are managed by the agent (either by SNMPv1 or SNMPv2), and thereby to
   be able to communicate with the agent about a particular logical
   entity.  When different logical entities are associated with
   different physical entities within the overall physical entity, it is
   also useful to be able to use this information to distinguish between
   logical entities.

   In these situations, there is no need for varbinds for multiple
   logical entities to be referenced in the same SNMP message (although
   that might be useful in the future).  Rather, it is sufficient, and
   in some situations preferable, to have the context/community in the
   message identify the logical entity to which the varbinds apply.










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3.1.  Terms

   Some new terms are used throughout this document:

   - Naming Scope
     A "naming scope" represents the set of information that may be
     potentially accessed through a single SNMP operation. All instances
     within the naming scope share the same unique identifier space. For
     SNMPv1, a naming scope is identified by the value of the associated
     'entLogicalCommunity' instance.

   - Multi-Scoped Object
     A MIB object, for which identical instance values identify
     different managed information in different naming scopes, is called
     a "multi-scoped" MIB object.

   - Single-Scoped Object
     A MIB object, for which identical instance values identify the same
     managed information in different naming scopes, is called a
     "single-scoped" MIB object.

   - Logical Entity
     A managed system contains one or more logical entities, each
     represented by at most one instantiation of each of a particular
     set of MIB objects. A set of management functions is associated
     with each logical entity. Examples of logical entities include
     routers, bridges, print-servers, etc.

   - Physical Entity
     A "physical entity" or "physical component" represents an
     identifiable physical resource within a managed system. Zero or
     more logical entities may utilize a physical resource at any given
     time. It is an implementation-specific manner as to which physical
     components are represented by an agent in the EntPhysicalTable.
     Typically, physical resources (e.g. communications ports,
     backplanes, sensors, daughter-cards, power supplies, the overall
     chassis) which can be managed via functions associated with one or
     more logical entities are included in the MIB.

   - Containment Tree
     Each physical component may optionally be modeled as 'contained'
     within another physical component. A "containment-tree" is the
     conceptual sequence of entPhysicalIndex values which uniquely
     specifies the exact physical location of a physical component
     within the managed system. It is generated by 'following and
     recording' each 'entPhysicalContainedIn' instance 'up the tree
     towards the root', until a value of zero indicating no further
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     Note that chassis slots, which are capable of accepting one or more
     module types from one or more vendors, are modeled as containers in
     this MIB. The value of entPhysicalContainedIn for a particular
     'module' entity (entPhysicalClass value of 'module(9)') must be
     equal to an entPhysicalIndex that represents the parent 'container'
     entity (associated entPhysicalClass value of ('container(5)'). An
     agent must represent both empty and full containers in the
     entPhysicalTable.

3.2.  Relationship to Community Strings

   For community-based SNMP, distinguishing between different logical
   entities is one (but not the only) purpose of the community string
   [6].  This is accommodated by representing each community string as a
   logical entity.

   Note that different logical entities may share the same naming scope
   (and therefore the same values of entLogicalCommunity). This is
   possible, providing they have no need for the same instance of a MIB
   object to represent different managed information.

3.3.  Relationship to Proxy Mechanisms

   The Entity MIB is designed to allow functional component discovery.
   The administrative relationships between different logical entities
   are not visible in any Entity MIB tables. An NMS cannot determine
   whether MIB instances in different naming scopes are realized locally
   or remotely (e.g. via some proxy mechanism) by examining any
   particular Entity MIB objects.

   The management of administrative framework functions is not an
   explicit goal of the Entity MIB WG at this time. This new area of
   functionality may be revisited after some operational experience with
   the Entity MIB is gained.

   Note that a network administrator will likely be able to associate
   community strings with naming scopes with proprietary mechanisms, as
   a matter of configuration. There are no mechanisms for managing
   naming scopes defined in this MIB.

3.4.  Relationship to a Chassis MIB

   Some readers may recall that a previous IETF working group attempted
   to define a Chassis MIB.  No consensus was reached by that working
   group, possibly because its scope was too broad.  As such, it is not
   the purpose of this MIB to be a "Chassis MIB replacement", nor is it
   within the scope of this MIB to contain all the information which
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   entities represented by an implementation of this MIB might well be
   contained in a chassis.

3.5.  Relationship to the Interfaces MIB

   The Entity MIB contains a mapping table identifying physical
   components that have 'external values' (e.g. ifIndex) associated with
   them within a given naming scope.  This table can be used to identify
   the physical location of each interface in the ifTable [7]. Since
   ifIndex values in different contexts are not related to one another,
   the interface to physical component associations are relative to the
   same logical entity within the agent.

   The Entity MIB also contains an 'entPhysicalName' object, which
   approximates the semantics of the ifName object from the Interfaces
   MIB [7] for all types of physical components.

3.6.  Relationship to the Other MIBs

   The Entity MIB contains a mapping table identifying physical
   components that have identifiers from other standard MIBs associated
   with them.  For example, this table can be used along with the
   physical mapping table to identify the physical location of each
   repeater port in the rptrPortTable, or each interface in the ifTable.

3.7.  Relationship to Naming Scopes

   There is some question as to which MIB objects may be returned within
   a given naming scope. MIB objects which are not multi-scoped within a
   managed system are likely to ignore context information in
   implementation. In such a case, it is likely such objects will be
   returned in all naming scopes (e.g. not just the 'main' naming
   scope).

   For example, a community string used to access the management
   information for logical device 'bridge2' may allow access to all the
   non-bridge related objects in the 'main' naming scope, as well as a
   second instance of the Bridge MIB.

   It is an implementation-specific matter as to the isolation of
   single-scoped MIB objects by the agent. An agent may wish to limit
   the objects returned in a particular naming scope to just the multi-
   scoped objects in that naming scope (e.g. system group and the Bridge
   MIB).  In this case, all single-scoped management information would
   belong to a common naming scope (e.g. 'main'), which itself may
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3.8.  Multiple Instances of the Entity MIB

   It is possible that more than one agent exists in a managed system,
   and in such cases, multiple instances of the Entity MIB (representing
   the same managed objects) may be available to an NMS.

   In order to reduce complexity for agent implementation, multiple
   instances of the Entity MIB are not required to be equivalent or even
   consistent. An NMS may be able to 'align' instances returned by
   different agents by examining the columns of each table, but vendor-
   specific identifiers and (especially) index values are likely to be
   different. Each agent may be managing different subsets of the entire
   chassis as well.

   When all of a physically-modular device is represented by a single
   agent, the entry for which entPhysicalContainedIn has the value zero
   would likely have 'chassis' as the value of its entPhysicalClass;
   alternatively, for an agent on a module where the agent represents
   only the physical entities on that module (not those on other
   modules), the entry for which entPhysicalContainedIn has the value
   zero would likely have 'module' as the value of its entPhysicalClass.

   An agent implementation of the entLogicalTable is not required to
   contain information about logical entities managed primarily by other
   agents. That is, the entLogicalTAddress and entLogicalTDomain objects
   in the entLogicalTable are provided to support an historical
   multiplexing mechanism, not to identify other SNMP agents.

   Note that the Entity MIB is a single-scoped MIB, in the event an
   agent represents the MIB in different naming scopes.

3.9.  Re-Configuration of Entities

   All the MIB objects defined in this MIB have at most a read-only
   MAX-ACCESS clause, i.e., none are write-able.  This is a conscious
   decision by the working group to limit this MIB's scope.  It is
   possible that this restriction could be lifted after implementation
   experience, by means of additional tables (using the AUGMENTS clause)
   for configuration and extended entity information.

3.10.  MIB Structure

   The Entity MIB contains five conformance groups:

     - entityPhysical group
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     - entityLogical group
        Describes the logical entities managed by a single agent.

     - entityMapping group
        Describes the associations between the physical entities,
        logical entities, interfaces, and non-interface ports managed
        by a single agent.

     -entityGeneral group
        Describes general system attributes shared by potentially
        all types of entities managed by a single agent.

     -entityNotifications group
        Contains status indication notifications.

3.10.1.  entityPhysical Group

   This group contains a single table to identify physical system
   components, called the entPhysicalTable.

   The entPhysicalTable contains one row per physical entity, and must
   always contains at least one row for an "overall" physical entity.
   Each row is indexed by an arbitrary, small integer, and contains a
   description and type of the physical entity.  It also optionally
   contains the index number of another entPhysicalEntry indicating a
   containment relationship between the two.

3.10.2.  entityLogical Group

   This group contains a single table to identify logical entities,
   called the entLogicalTable.

   The entLogicalTable contains one row per logical entity.  Each row is
   indexed by an arbitrary, small integer and contains a name,
   description, and type of the logical entity. It also contains
   information to allow SNMPv1 or SNMPv2C [9] access to the MIB
   information for the logical entity.

3.10.3.  entityMapping Group

   This group contains a three tables to identify associations between
   different system components.

   The entLPMappingTable contains mappings between entLogicalIndex
   values (logical entities) and entPhysicalIndex values (the physical
   components supporting that entity). A logical entity can map to more
   than one physical component, and more than one logical entity can map
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   The entAliasMappingTable contains mappings between entLogicalIndex,
   entPhysicalIndex pairs and 'alias' object identifier values.  This
   allows resources managed with other MIBs (e.g. repeater ports, bridge
   ports, physical and logical interfaces) to be identified in the
   physical entity hierarchy. Note that each alias identifier is only
   relevant in a particular naming scope.


   The entPhysicalContainsTable contains simple mappings between
   'entPhysicalContainedIn' values for each container/containee
   relationship in the managed system. The indexing of this table allows
   an NMS to quickly discover the 'entPhysicalIndex' values for all
   children of a given physical entity.

3.10.4.  entityGeneral Group

   This group contains general information relating to the other object
   groups.

   At this time, the entGeneral group contains a single scalar object
   (entLastChangeTime), which represents the value of sysUptime when any
   part of the system configuration last changed.

3.10.5.  entityNotifications Group

   This group contains notification definitions relating to the overall
   status of the Entity MIB instantiation.

3.11.  Multiple Agents

   Even though a primary motivation for this MIB is to represent the
   multiple logical entities supported by a single agent, it is also
   possible to use it to represent multiple logical entities supported
   by multiple agents (in the same "overall" physical entity).  Indeed,
   it is implicit in the SNMP architecture, that the number of agents is
   transparent to a network management station.

   However, there is no agreement at this time as to the degree of
   cooperation which should be expected for agent implementations.
   Therefore, multiple agents within the same managed system are free to
   implement the Entity MIB independently.  (Refer the section on
   "Multiple Instances of the Entity MIB" for more details).









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4.  Definitions

ENTITY-MIB DEFINITIONS ::= BEGIN

IMPORTS
    MODULE-IDENTITY, OBJECT-TYPE,
    mib-2, NOTIFICATION-TYPE
        FROM SNMPv2-SMI
    TDomain, TAddress, DisplayString, TEXTUAL-CONVENTION,
    AutonomousType, RowPointer, TimeStamp
        FROM SNMPv2-TC
    MODULE-COMPLIANCE, OBJECT-GROUP
        FROM SNMPv2-CONF;

entityMIB MODULE-IDENTITY
    LAST-UPDATED "9605160000Z"
    ORGANIZATION "IETF ENTMIB Working Group"
    CONTACT-INFO
            "        WG E-mail: entmib@cisco.com
                     Subscribe: majordomo@cisco.com
                                msg body: subscribe entmib

                     Keith McCloghrie
                     ENTMIB Working Group Chair
                     Cisco Systems Inc.
                     170 West Tasman Drive
                     San Jose, CA 95134
                     408-526-5260
                     kzm@cisco.com

                     Andy Bierman
                     ENTMIB Working Group Editor
                     Cisco Systems Inc.
                     170 West Tasman Drive
                     San Jose, CA 95134
                     408-527-3711
                     abierman@cisco.com"
    DESCRIPTION
            "The MIB module for representing multiple logical
            entities supported by a single SNMP agent."
    ::= { mib-2 47 }

entityMIBObjects OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { entityMIB 1 }

-- MIB contains four groups

entityPhysical OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { entityMIBObjects 1 }
entityLogical  OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { entityMIBObjects 2 }



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entityMapping  OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { entityMIBObjects 3 }
entityGeneral  OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { entityMIBObjects 4 }


-- Textual Conventions
PhysicalIndex ::= TEXTUAL-CONVENTION
    STATUS          current
    DESCRIPTION
            "An arbitrary value which uniquely identifies the physical
            entity.  The value is a small positive integer; index values
            for different physical entities are not necessarily
            contiguous."
    SYNTAX          INTEGER (1..2147483647)


PhysicalClass ::= TEXTUAL-CONVENTION
    STATUS          current
    DESCRIPTION
            "An enumerated value which provides an indication of the
            general hardware type of a particular physical entity."
    SYNTAX      INTEGER  {
        other(1),
        unknown(2),
        chassis(3),
        backplane(4),
        container(5),   -- e.g. slot or daughter-card holder
        powerSupply(6),
        fan(7),
        sensor(8),
        module(9),      -- e.g. plug-in card or daughter-card
        port(10)
    }

--           The Physical Entity Table

entPhysicalTable OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      SEQUENCE OF EntPhysicalEntry
    MAX-ACCESS  not-accessible
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "This table contains one row per physical entity.  There is
            always at least one row for an 'overall' physical entity."
    ::= { entityPhysical 1 }

entPhysicalEntry       OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      EntPhysicalEntry
    MAX-ACCESS  not-accessible
    STATUS      current



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    DESCRIPTION
            "Information about a particular physical entity.

            Each entry provides objects (entPhysicalDescr,
            entPhysicalVendorType, and entPhysicalClass) to help an NMS
            identify and characterize the entry, and objects
            (entPhysicalContainedIn and entPhysicalParentRelPos) to help
            an NMS relate the particular entry to other entries in this
            table."
    INDEX   { entPhysicalIndex }
    ::= { entPhysicalTable 1 }

EntPhysicalEntry ::= SEQUENCE {
      entPhysicalIndex          PhysicalIndex,
      entPhysicalDescr          DisplayString,
      entPhysicalVendorType     AutonomousType,
      entPhysicalContainedIn    INTEGER,
      entPhysicalClass          PhysicalClass,
      entPhysicalParentRelPos   INTEGER,
      entPhysicalName           DisplayString
}

entPhysicalIndex    OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      PhysicalIndex
    MAX-ACCESS  not-accessible
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "The index for this entry."
    ::= { entPhysicalEntry 1 }

entPhysicalDescr OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      DisplayString
    MAX-ACCESS  read-only
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "A textual description of physical entity.  This object
            should contain a string which identifies the manufacturer's
            name for the physical entity, and should be set to a
            distinct value for each version or model of the physical
            entity. "
    ::= { entPhysicalEntry 2 }

entPhysicalVendorType OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      AutonomousType
    MAX-ACCESS  read-only
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "An indication of the vendor-specific hardware type of the



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            physical entity. Note that this is different from the
            definition of MIB-II's sysObjectID.

            An agent should set this object to a enterprise-specific
            registration identifier value indicating the specific
            equipment type in detail.  The associated instance of
            entPhysicalClass is used to indicate the general type of
            hardware device.

            If no vendor-specific registration identifier exists for
            this physical entity, or the value is unknown by this agent,
            then the value { 0 0 } is returned."
    ::= { entPhysicalEntry 3 }

entPhysicalContainedIn OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      INTEGER (0..2147483647)
    MAX-ACCESS  read-only
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "The value of entPhysicalIndex for the physical entity which
            'contains' this physical entity.  A value of zero indicates
            this physical entity is not contained in any other physical
            entity.  Note that the set of 'containment' relationships
            define a strict hierarchy; that is, recursion is not
            allowed."
    ::= { entPhysicalEntry 4 }

entPhysicalClass OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      PhysicalClass
    MAX-ACCESS  read-only
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "An indication of the general hardware type of the physical
            entity.

            An agent should set this object to the standard enumeration
            value which most accurately indicates the general class of
            the physical entity, or the primary class if there is more
            than one.

            If no appropriate standard registration identifier exists
            for this physical entity, then the value 'other(1)' is
            returned. If the value is unknown by this agent, then the
            value 'unknown(2)' is returned."
    ::= { entPhysicalEntry 5 }

entPhysicalParentRelPos OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      INTEGER (-1..2147483647)



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    MAX-ACCESS  read-only
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "An indication of the relative position of this 'child'
            component among all its 'sibling' components. Sibling
            components are defined as entPhysicalEntries which share the
            same instance values of each of the entPhysicalContainedIn
            and entPhysicalClass objects.

            An NMS can use this object to identify the relative ordering
            for all sibling components of a particular parent
            (identified by the entPhysicalContainedIn instance in each
            sibling entry).

            This value should match any external labeling of the
            physical component if possible. For example, for a module
            labeled as 'card #3', entPhysicalParentRelPos should have
            the value '3'.

            If the physical position of this component does not match
            any external numbering or clearly visible ordering, then
            user documentation or other external reference material
            should be used to determine the parent-relative position. If
            this is not possible, then the the agent should assign a
            consistent (but possibly arbitrary) ordering to a given set
            of 'sibling' components, perhaps based on internal
            representation of the components.

            If the agent cannot determine the parent-relative position
            for some reason, or if the associated value of
            entPhysicalContainedIn is '0', then the value '-1' is
            returned. Otherwise a non-negative integer is returned,
            indicating the parent-relative position of this physical
            entity.

            Parent-relative ordering normally starts from '1' and
            continues to 'N', where 'N' represents the highest
            positioned child entity.  However, if the physical entities
            (e.g. slots) are labeled from a starting position of zero,
            then the first sibling should be associated with a
            entPhysicalParentRelPos value of '0'.  Note that this
            ordering may be sparse or dense, depending on agent
            implementation.

            The actual values returned are not globally meaningful, as
            each 'parent' component may use different numbering
            algorithms. The ordering is only meaningful among siblings
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            The agent should retain parent-relative position values
            across reboots, either through algorithmic assignment or use
            of non-volatile storage."
    ::= { entPhysicalEntry 6 }


entPhysicalName OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      DisplayString
    MAX-ACCESS  read-only
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "The textual name of the physical entity.  The value of this
            object should be the name of the component as assigned by
            the local device and should be suitable for use in commands
            entered at the device's `console'.  This might be a text
            name, such as `console' or a simple component number (e.g.
            port or module number), such as `1', depending on the
            physical component naming syntax of the device.

            If there is no local name, or this object is otherwise not
            applicable, then this object contains a zero-length string.

            Note that the value of entPhysicalName for two physical
            entities will be the same in the event that the console
            interface does not distinguish between them, e.g., slot-1
            and the card in slot-1."
    ::= { entPhysicalEntry 7 }

--           The Logical Entity Table
entLogicalTable OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      SEQUENCE OF EntLogicalEntry
    MAX-ACCESS  not-accessible
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "This table contains one row per logical entity.  At least
            one entry must exist."
    ::= { entityLogical 1 }

entLogicalEntry       OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      EntLogicalEntry
    MAX-ACCESS  not-accessible
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "Information about a particular logical entity.  Entities
            may be managed by this agent or other SNMP agents (possibly)
            in the same chassis."
    INDEX       { entLogicalIndex }
    ::= { entLogicalTable 1 }



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EntLogicalEntry ::= SEQUENCE {
      entLogicalIndex            INTEGER,
      entLogicalDescr            DisplayString,
      entLogicalType             AutonomousType,
      entLogicalCommunity        OCTET STRING,
      entLogicalTAddress         TAddress,
      entLogicalTDomain          TDomain
}

entLogicalIndex OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      INTEGER (1..2147483647)
    MAX-ACCESS  not-accessible
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "The value of this object uniquely identifies the logical
            entity. The value is a small positive integer; index values
            for different logical entities are are not necessarily
            contiguous."
    ::= { entLogicalEntry 1 }

entLogicalDescr OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      DisplayString
    MAX-ACCESS  read-only
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "A textual description of the logical entity.  This object
            should contain a string which identifies the manufacturer's
            name for the logical entity, and should be set to a distinct
            value for each version of the logical entity. "
    ::= { entLogicalEntry 2 }

entLogicalType OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      AutonomousType
    MAX-ACCESS  read-only
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "An indication of the type of logical entity.  This will
            typically be the OBJECT IDENTIFIER name of the node in the
            SMI's naming hierarchy which represents the major MIB
            module, or the majority of the MIB modules, supported by the
            logical entity.  For example:
               a logical entity of a regular host/router -> mib-2
               a logical entity of a 802.1d bridge -> dot1dBridge
               a logical entity of a 802.3 repeater -> snmpDot3RptrMgmt
            If an appropriate node in the SMI's naming hierarchy cannot
            be identified, the value 'mib-2' should be used."
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entLogicalCommunity OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      OCTET STRING (SIZE (1..255))
    MAX-ACCESS  read-only
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "An SNMPv1 or SNMPv2C community-string which can be used to
            access detailed management information for this logical
            entity.  The agent should allow read access with this
            community string (to an appropriate subset of all managed
            objects) and may also choose to return a community string
            based on the privileges of the request used to read this
            object.  Note that an agent may choose to return a community
            string with read-only privileges, even if this object is
            accessed with a read-write community string. However, the
            agent must take care not to return a community string which
            allows more privileges than the community string used to
            access this object.

            A compliant SNMP agent may wish to conserve naming scopes by
            representing multiple logical entities in a single 'main'
            naming scope.  This is possible when the logical entities
            represented by the same value of entLogicalCommunity have no
            object instances in common.  For example, 'bridge1' and
            'repeater1' may be part of the main naming scope, but at
            least one additional community string is needed to represent
            'bridge2' and 'repeater2'.

            Logical entities 'bridge1' and 'repeater1' would be
            represented by sysOREntries associated with the 'main'
            naming scope.

            For agents not accessible via SNMPv1 or SNMPv2C, the value
            of this object is the empty-string."
    ::= { entLogicalEntry 4 }

entLogicalTAddress OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      TAddress
    MAX-ACCESS  read-only
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "The transport service address by which the logical entity
            receives network management traffic, formatted according to
            the corresponding value of entLogicalTDomain.

            For snmpUDPDomain, a TAddress is 6 octets long, the initial
            4 octets containing the IP-address in network-byte order and
            the last 2 containing the UDP port in network-byte order.
            Consult 'Transport Mappings for Version 2 of the Simple



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            Network Management Protocol' (RFC 1906 [8]) for further
            information on snmpUDPDomain."
    ::= { entLogicalEntry 5 }

entLogicalTDomain OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      TDomain
    MAX-ACCESS  read-only
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "Indicates the kind of transport service by which the
            logical entity receives network management traffic.
            Possible values for this object are presently found in the
            Transport Mappings for SNMPv2 document (RFC 1906 [8])."
    ::= { entLogicalEntry 6 }

entLPMappingTable OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      SEQUENCE OF EntLPMappingEntry
    MAX-ACCESS  not-accessible
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "This table contains zero or more rows of logical entity to
            physical equipment associations. For each logical entity
            known by this agent, there are zero or more mappings to the
            physical resources which are used to realize that logical
            entity.

            An agent should limit the number and nature of entries in
            this table such that only meaningful and non-redundant
            information is returned. For example, in a system which
            contains a single power supply, mappings between logical
            entities and the power supply are not useful and should not
            be included.

            Also, only the most appropriate physical component which is
            closest to the root of a particular containment tree should
            be identified in an entLPMapping entry.

            For example, suppose a bridge is realized on a particular
            module, and all ports on that module are ports on this
            bridge. A mapping between the bridge and the module would be
            useful, but additional mappings between the bridge and each
            of the ports on that module would be redundant (since the
            entPhysicalContainedIn hierarchy can provide the same
            information). If, on the other hand, more than one bridge
            was utilizing ports on this module, then mappings between
            each bridge and the ports it used would be appropriate.

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            for the backplane to the single repeater entity is not
            necessary."
    ::= { entityMapping 1 }

entLPMappingEntry       OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      EntLPMappingEntry
    MAX-ACCESS  not-accessible
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "Information about a particular logical entity to physical
            equipment association. Note that the nature of the
            association is not specifically identified in this entry. It
            is expected that sufficient information exists in the MIBs
            used to manage a particular logical entity to infer how
            physical component information is utilized."
    INDEX       { entLogicalIndex, entLPPhysicalIndex }
    ::= { entLPMappingTable 1 }

EntLPMappingEntry ::= SEQUENCE {
      entLPPhysicalIndex         PhysicalIndex
}

entLPPhysicalIndex OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      PhysicalIndex
    MAX-ACCESS  read-only
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "The value of this object identifies the index value of a
            particular entPhysicalEntry associated with the indicated
            entLogicalEntity."
    ::= { entLPMappingEntry 1 }

-- logical entity/component to alias table
entAliasMappingTable OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      SEQUENCE OF EntAliasMappingEntry
    MAX-ACCESS  not-accessible
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "This table contains zero or more rows, representing
            mappings of logical entity and physical component to
            external MIB identifiers.  Each physical port in the system
            may be associated with a mapping to an external identifier,
            which itself is associated with a particular logical
            entity's naming scope. A 'wildcard' mechanism is provided to
            indicate that an identifier is associated with more than one
            logical entity."
    ::= { entityMapping 2 }




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entAliasMappingEntry       OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      EntAliasMappingEntry
    MAX-ACCESS  not-accessible
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "Information about a particular physical equipment, logical
            entity to external identifier binding. Each logical
            entity/physical component pair may be associated with one
            alias mapping.  The logical entity index may also be used as
            a 'wildcard' (refer to the entAliasLogicalIndexOrZero object
            DESCRIPTION clause for details.)

            Note that only entPhysicalIndex values which represent
            physical ports (i.e. associated entPhysicalClass value is
            'port(10)') are permitted to exist in this table."
    INDEX { entPhysicalIndex, entAliasLogicalIndexOrZero }
    ::= { entAliasMappingTable 1 }

EntAliasMappingEntry ::= SEQUENCE {
      entAliasLogicalIndexOrZero        INTEGER,
      entAliasMappingIdentifier         RowPointer
}

entAliasLogicalIndexOrZero OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      INTEGER (0..2147483647)
    MAX-ACCESS  not-accessible
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "The value of this object uniquely identifies the logical
            entity which defines the naming scope for the associated
            instance of the 'entAliasMappingIdentifier' object.

            If this object has a non-zero value, then it identifies the
            logical entity named by the same value of entLogicalIndex.

            If this object has a value of zero, then the mapping between
            the physical component and the alias identifier for this
            entAliasMapping entry is associated with all unspecified
            logical entities. That is, a value of zero (the default
            mapping) identifies any logical entity which does not have
            an explicit entry in this table for a particular
            entPhysicalIndex/entAliasMappingIdentifier pair.

            For example, to indicate that a particular interface (e.g.
            physical component 33) is identified by the same value of
            ifIndex for all logical entities, the following instance
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                    entAliasMappingIdentifier.33.0 = ifIndex.5

            In the event an entPhysicalEntry is associated differently
            for some logical entities, additional entAliasMapping
            entries may exist, e.g.:

                    entAliasMappingIdentifier.33.0 = ifIndex.6
                    entAliasMappingIdentifier.33.4 =  ifIndex.1
                    entAliasMappingIdentifier.33.5 =  ifIndex.1
                    entAliasMappingIdentifier.33.10 = ifIndex.12

            Note that entries with non-zero entAliasLogicalIndexOrZero
            index values have precedence over any zero-indexed entry. In
            this example, all logical entities except 4, 5, and 10,
            associate physical entity 33 with ifIndex.6."
    ::= { entAliasMappingEntry 1 }


entAliasMappingIdentifier OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      RowPointer
    MAX-ACCESS  read-only
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "The value of this object identifies a particular conceptual
            row associated with the indicated entPhysicalIndex and
            entLogicalIndex pair.

            Since only physical ports are modeled in this table, only
            entries which represent interfaces or ports are allowed.  If
            an ifEntry exists on behalf of a particular physical port,
            then this object should identify the associated 'ifEntry'.
            For repeater ports, the appropriate row in the
            'rptrPortGroupTable' should be identified instead.

            For example, suppose a physical port was represented by
            entPhysicalEntry.3, entLogicalEntry.15 existed for a
            repeater, and entLogicalEntry.22 existed for a bridge.  Then
            there might be two related instances of
            entAliasMappingIdentifier:
               entAliasMappingIdentifier.3.15 == rptrPortGroupIndex.5.2
               entAliasMappingIdentifier.3.22 == ifIndex.17
            It is possible that other mappings (besides interfaces and
            repeater ports) may be defined in the future, as required.

            Bridge ports are identified by examining the Bridge MIB and
            appropriate ifEntries associated with each 'dot1dBasePort',
            and are thus not represented in this table."
    ::= { entAliasMappingEntry 2 }



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-- physical mapping table
entPhysicalContainsTable OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      SEQUENCE OF EntPhysicalContainsEntry
    MAX-ACCESS  not-accessible
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "A table which exposes the container/containee relationships
            between physical entities. This table provides equivalent
            information found by constructing the virtual containment
            tree for a given entPhysicalTable but in a more direct
            format."
    ::= { entityMapping 3 }

entPhysicalContainsEntry OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      EntPhysicalContainsEntry
    MAX-ACCESS  not-accessible
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "A single container/containee relationship."
    INDEX       { entPhysicalIndex, entPhysicalChildIndex }
    ::= { entPhysicalContainsTable 1 }

EntPhysicalContainsEntry ::= SEQUENCE {
      entPhysicalChildIndex     PhysicalIndex
}

entPhysicalChildIndex OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      PhysicalIndex
    MAX-ACCESS  read-only
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "The value of entPhysicalIndex for the contained physical
            entity."
    ::= { entPhysicalContainsEntry 1 }

-- last change time stamp for the whole MIB
entLastChangeTime OBJECT-TYPE
    SYNTAX      TimeStamp
    MAX-ACCESS  read-only
    STATUS      current
    DESCRIPTION
            "The value of sysUpTime at the time any of these events
            occur:
                * a conceptual row is created or deleted in any
                  of these tables:
                    - entPhysicalTable
                    - entLogicalTable
                    - entLPMappingTable



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                    - entAliasMappingTable
                    - entPhysicalContainsTable

                * any instance in the following list of objects
                  changes value:
                    - entPhysicalDescr
                    - entPhysicalVendorType
                    - entPhysicalContainedIn
                    - entPhysicalClass
                    - entPhysicalParentRelPos
                    - entPhysicalName
                    - entLogicalDescr
                    - entLogicalType
                    - entLogicalCommunity
                    - entLogicalTAddress
                    - entLogicalTDomain
                    - entAliasMappingIdentifier "
    ::= { entityGeneral 1 }

-- Entity MIB Trap Definitions
entityMIBTraps      OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { entityMIB 2 }
entityMIBTrapPrefix OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { entityMIBTraps 0 }

entConfigChange NOTIFICATION-TYPE
    STATUS             current
    DESCRIPTION
            "An entConfigChange trap is sent when the value of
            entLastChangeTime changes. It can be utilized by an NMS to
            trigger logical/physical entity table maintenance polls.

            An agent must not generate more than one entConfigChange
            'trap-event' in a five second period, where a 'trap-event'
            is the transmission of a single trap PDU to a list of trap
            destinations.  If additional configuration changes occur
            within the five second 'throttling' period, then these
            trap-events should be suppressed by the agent. An NMS should
            periodically check the value of entLastChangeTime to detect
            any missed entConfigChange trap-events, e.g. due to
            throttling or transmission loss."
   ::= { entityMIBTrapPrefix 1 }

-- conformance information
entityConformance OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { entityMIB 3 }

entityCompliances OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { entityConformance 1 }
entityGroups      OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { entityConformance 2 }

-- compliance statements



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entityCompliance MODULE-COMPLIANCE
    STATUS  current
    DESCRIPTION
            "The compliance statement for SNMP entities which implement
            the Entity MIB."
    MODULE  -- this module
        MANDATORY-GROUPS { entityPhysicalGroup,
                           entityLogicalGroup,
                           entityMappingGroup,
                           entityGeneralGroup,
                           entityNotificationsGroup }
    ::= { entityCompliances 1 }

-- MIB groupings

entityPhysicalGroup    OBJECT-GROUP
    OBJECTS {
              entPhysicalDescr,
              entPhysicalVendorType,
              entPhysicalContainedIn,
              entPhysicalClass,
              entPhysicalParentRelPos,
              entPhysicalName
            }
    STATUS  current
    DESCRIPTION
            "The collection of objects which are used to represent
            physical system components, for which a single agent
            provides management information."
    ::= { entityGroups 1 }

entityLogicalGroup    OBJECT-GROUP
    OBJECTS {
              entLogicalDescr,
              entLogicalType,
              entLogicalCommunity,
              entLogicalTAddress,
              entLogicalTDomain
            }
    STATUS  current
    DESCRIPTION
            "The collection of objects which are used to represent the
            list of logical entities for which a single agent provides
            management information."
    ::= { entityGroups 2 }

entityMappingGroup    OBJECT-GROUP
    OBJECTS {



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              entLPPhysicalIndex,
              entAliasMappingIdentifier,
              entPhysicalChildIndex
            }
    STATUS  current
    DESCRIPTION
            "The collection of objects which are used to represent the
            associations between multiple logical entities, physical
            components, interfaces, and port identifiers for which a
            single agent provides management information."
    ::= { entityGroups 3 }

entityGeneralGroup    OBJECT-GROUP
    OBJECTS {
              entLastChangeTime
            }
    STATUS  current
    DESCRIPTION
            "The collection of objects which are used to represent
            general entity information for which a single agent provides
            management information."
    ::= { entityGroups 4 }

entityNotificationsGroup NOTIFICATION-GROUP
    NOTIFICATIONS { entConfigChange }
    STATUS        current
    DESCRIPTION
            "The collection of notifications used to indicate Entity MIB
            data consistency and general status information."
    ::= { entityGroups 5 }


END


















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5.  Usage Examples

   The following sections iterate the instance values for two example
   networking devices. These examples are kept simple to make them more
   understandable. Auxiliary components, such as fans, sensors, empty
   slots, and sub-modules are not shown, but might be modeled in real
   implementations.

5.1.  Router/Bridge

   A router containing two slots.  Each slot contains a 3 port
   router/bridge module. Each port is represented in the ifTable.  There
   are two logical instances of OSPF running and two logical bridges:

  Physical entities -- entPhysicalTable:
    1 Field-replaceable physical chassis:
      entPhysicalDescr.1 ==             "Acme Chassis Model 100"
      entPhysicalVendorType.1  ==       acmeProducts.chassisTypes.1
      entPhysicalContainedIn.1 ==       0
      entPhysicalClass.1 ==             chassis(3)
      entPhysicalParentRelPos.1 ==      0
      entPhysicalName.1 ==              '100-A'

    2 slots within the chassis:
      entPhysicalDescr.2 ==             "Acme Chassis Slot Type AA"
      entPhysicalVendorType.2  ==       acmeProducts.slotTypes.1
      entPhysicalContainedIn.2 ==       1
      entPhysicalClass.2 ==             container(5)
      entPhysicalParentRelPos.2 ==      1
      entPhysicalName.2 ==              'S1'

      entPhysicalDescr.3 ==             "Acme Chassis Slot Type AA"
      entPhysicalVendorType.3  ==       acmeProducts.slotTypes.1
      entPhysicalContainedIn.3 ==       1
      entPhysicalClass.3 ==             container(5)
      entPhysicalParentRelPos.3 ==      2
      entPhysicalName.3 ==              'S2'

    2 Field-replaceable modules:
    Slot 1 contains a module with 3 ports:
      entPhysicalDescr.4 ==             "Acme Router-100"
      entPhysicalVendorType.4  ==       acmeProducts.moduleTypes.14
      entPhysicalContainedIn.4 ==       2
      entPhysicalClass.4 ==             module(9)
      entPhysicalParentRelPos.4 ==      1
      entPhysicalName.4 ==              'M1'

      entPhysicalDescr.5 ==             "Acme Ethernet-100 Port Rev G"



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      entPhysicalVendorType.5  ==       acmeProducts.portTypes.2
      entPhysicalContainedIn.5 ==       4
      entPhysicalClass.5 ==             port(10)
      entPhysicalParentRelPos.5 ==      1
      entPhysicalName.5 ==              'P1'

      entPhysicalDescr.6 ==             "Acme Ethernet-100 Port Rev G"
      entPhysicalVendorType.6  ==       acmeProducts.portTypes.2
      entPhysicalContainedIn.6 ==       4
      entPhysicalClass.6 ==             port(10)
      entPhysicalParentRelPos.6 ==      2
      entPhysicalName.6 ==              'P2'

      entPhysicalDescr.7 ==             "Acme Router-100 F-Port: Rev B"
      entPhysicalVendorType.7  ==       acmeProducts.portTypes.3
      entPhysicalContainedIn.7 ==       4
      entPhysicalClass.7 ==             port(10)
      entPhysicalParentRelPos.7 ==      3
      entPhysicalName.7 ==              'P3'

   Slot 2 contains another 3-port module:
      entPhysicalDescr.8 ==             "Acme Router-100 Comm Module: Rev C"
      entPhysicalVendorType.8  ==       acmeProducts.moduleTypes.15
      entPhysicalContainedIn.8 ==       3
      entPhysicalClass.8 ==             module(9)
      entPhysicalParentRelPos.8 ==      1
      entPhysicalName.8 ==              'M2'

      entPhysicalDescr.9 ==             "Acme Fddi-100 Port Rev CC"
      entPhysicalVendorType.9 ==        acmeProducts.portTypes.5
      entPhysicalContainedIn.9 ==       8
      entPhysicalClass.9 ==             port(10)
      entPhysicalParentRelPos.9 ==      1
      entPhysicalName.9 ==              'FDDI Primary'

      entPhysicalDescr.10 ==            "Acme Ethernet-100 Port Rev G"
      entPhysicalVendorType.10 ==       acmeProducts.portTypes.2
      entPhysicalContainedIn.10 ==      8
      entPhysicalClass.10 ==            port(10)
      entPhysicalParentRelPos.10 ==     2
      entPhysicalName.10 ==             'Ethernet A'

      entPhysicalDescr.11 ==            "Acme Ethernet-100 Port Rev G"
      entPhysicalVendorType.11 ==       acmeProducts.portTypes.2
      entPhysicalContainedIn.11 ==      8
      entPhysicalClass.11 ==            port(10)
      entPhysicalParentRelPos.11 ==     3
      entPhysicalName.11 ==             'Ethernet B'



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   Logical entities -- entLogicalTable
    2 OSPF instances:
      entLogicalDescr.1 ==            "Acme OSPF v1.1"
      entLogicalType.1 ==             ospf
      entLogicalCommunity.1 ==        "public-ospf1"
      entLogicalTAddress.1 ==         124.125.126.127:161
      entLogicalTDomain.1 ==          snmpUDPDomain

      entLogicalDescr.2 ==            "Acme OSPF v1.1"
      entLogicalType.2 ==             ospf
      entLogicalCommunity.2 ==        "public-ospf2"
      entLogicalTAddress.2 ==         124.125.126.127:161
      entLogicalTDomain.2 ==          snmpUDPDomain

    2 logical bridges:
      entLogicalDescr.3 ==            "Acme Bridge v2.1.1"
      entLogicalType.3  ==            dod1dBridge
      entLogicalCommunity.3 ==        "public-bridge1"
      entLogicalTAddress.3 ==         124.125.126.127:161
      entLogicalTDomain.3 ==          snmpUDPDomain

      entLogicalDescr.4 ==            "Acme Bridge v2.1.1"
      entLogicalType.4 ==             dod1dBridge
      entLogicalCommunity.4 ==        "public-bridge2"
      entLogicalTAddress.4 ==         124.125.126.127:161
      entLogicalTDomain.4 ==          snmpUDPDomain

Logical to Physical Mappings:
  1st OSPF instance: uses module 1-port 1
      entLPPhysicalIndex.1.5 ==         5

  2nd OSPF instance: uses module 2-port 1
      entLPPhysicalIndex.2.9 ==         9

  1st bridge group: uses module 1, all ports

  [ed. -- Note that these mappings are included in the table since
  another logical entity (1st OSPF) utilizes one of the
  ports. If this were not the case, then a single mapping
  to the module (e.g. entLPPhysicalIndex.3.4) would be
  present instead. ]
      entLPPhysicalIndex.3.5 ==         5
      entLPPhysicalIndex.3.6 ==         6
      entLPPhysicalIndex.3.7 ==         7

  2nd bridge group: uses module 2, all ports
      entLPPhysicalIndex.4.9  ==        9
      entLPPhysicalIndex.4.10 ==        10



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      entLPPhysicalIndex.4.11 ==        11

Physical to Logical to MIB Alias Mappings -- entAliasMappingTable:
  Example 1: ifIndex values are global to all logical entities
      entAliasMappingIdentifier.5.0   ==        ifIndex.1
      entAliasMappingIdentifier.6.0   ==        ifIndex.2
      entAliasMappingIdentifier.7.0   ==        ifIndex.3
      entAliasMappingIdentifier.9.0   ==        ifIndex.4
      entAliasMappingIdentifier.10.0  ==        ifIndex.5
      entAliasMappingIdentifier.11.0  ==        ifIndex.6

  Example 2: ifIndex values are not shared by all logical entities
      entAliasMappingIdentifier.5.0   ==        ifIndex.1
      entAliasMappingIdentifier.5.3   ==        ifIndex.101
      entAliasMappingIdentifier.6.0   ==        ifIndex.2
      entAliasMappingIdentifier.6.3   ==        ifIndex.102
      entAliasMappingIdentifier.7.0   ==        ifIndex.3
      entAliasMappingIdentifier.7.3   ==        ifIndex.103
      entAliasMappingIdentifier.9.0   ==        ifIndex.4
      entAliasMappingIdentifier.9.3   ==        ifIndex.204
      entAliasMappingIdentifier.10.0  ==        ifIndex.5
      entAliasMappingIdentifier.10.3  ==        ifIndex.205
      entAliasMappingIdentifier.11.0  ==        ifIndex.6
      entAliasMappingIdentifier.11.3  ==        ifIndex.206

Physical Containment Tree -- entPhysicalContainsTable
  chassis has two containers:
      entPhysicalChildIndex.1.2 = 2
      entPhysicalChildIndex.1.3 = 3

  container 1 has a module:
      entPhysicalChildIndex.2.4 = 4

  container 2 has a module:
      entPhysicalChildIndex.3.8 = 8

  module 1 has 3 ports:
      entPhysicalChildIndex.4.5 = 5
      entPhysicalChildIndex.4.6 = 6
      entPhysicalChildIndex.4.7 = 7

  module 2 has 3 ports:
      entPhysicalChildIndex.8.9 = 9
      entPhysicalChildIndex.8.10 = 10
      entPhysicalChildIndex.1.11 = 11






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5.2.  Repeaters

   A 3-slot Hub with 2 backplane ethernet segments.  Slot three is
   empty, and the remaining slots contain ethernet repeater modules.
   [ed. -- Note that a replacement for the current Repeater MIB (RFC
   1516) is likely to emerge soon, and it will no longer be necessary to
   access repeater MIB data in different naming scopes.]

Physical entities -- entPhysicalTable:
   1 Field-replaceable physical chassis:
      entPhysicalDescr.1 ==          "Acme Chassis Model 110"
      entPhysicalVendorType.1 ==     acmeProducts.chassisTypes.2
      entPhysicalContainedIn.1 ==    0
      entPhysicalClass.1 ==          chassis(3)
      entPhysicalParentRelPos.1 ==   0
      entPhysicalName.1 ==           '110-B'

   2 Chassis Ethernet Backplanes:
      entPhysicalDescr.2 ==          "Acme Ethernet Backplane Type A"
      entPhysicalVendorType.2 ==     acmeProducts.backplaneTypes.1
      entPhysicalContainedIn.2 ==    1
      entPhysicalClass.2 ==          backplane(4)
      entPhysicalParentRelPos.2 ==   1
      entPhysicalName.2 ==           'B1'

      entPhysicalDescr.3 ==          "Acme Ethernet Backplane Type A"
      entPhysicalVendorType.3  ==    acmeProducts.backplaneTypes.1
      entPhysicalContainedIn.3 ==    1
      entPhysicalClass.3 ==          backplane(4)
      entPhysicalParentRelPos.3 ==   2
      entPhysicalName.3 ==           'B2'

   3 slots within the chassis:
      entPhysicalDescr.4 ==          "Acme Hub Slot Type RB"
      entPhysicalVendorType.4  ==    acmeProducts.slotTypes.5
      entPhysicalContainedIn.4 ==    1
      entPhysicalClass.4 ==          container(5)
      entPhysicalParentRelPos.4 ==   1
      entPhysicalName.4 ==           'Slot 1'

      entPhysicalDescr.5 ==          "Acme Hub Slot Type RB"
      entPhysicalVendorType.5  ==    acmeProducts.slotTypes.5
      entPhysicalContainedIn.5 ==    1
      entPhysicalClass.5 ==          container(5)
      entPhysicalParentRelPos.5 ==   2
      entPhysicalName.5 ==           'Slot 2'

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      entPhysicalVendorType.6  ==    acmeProducts.slotTypes.5
      entPhysicalContainedIn.6 ==    1
      entPhysicalClass.6 ==          container(5)
      entPhysicalParentRelPos.6 ==   3
      entPhysicalName.6 ==           'Slot 3'

   Slot 1 contains a plug-in module with 4 10-BaseT ports:
      entPhysicalDescr.7  ==         "Acme 10Base-T Module 114 Rev A"
      entPhysicalVendorType.7   ==   acmeProducts.moduleTypes.32
      entPhysicalContainedIn.7  ==   4
      entPhysicalClass.7 ==          module(9)
      entPhysicalParentRelPos.7 ==   1
      entPhysicalName.7 ==           'M1'

      entPhysicalDescr.8  ==         "Acme 10Base-T Port RB Rev A"
      entPhysicalVendorType.8   ==   acmeProducts.portTypes.10
      entPhysicalContainedIn.8  ==   7
      entPhysicalClass.8 ==          port(10)
      entPhysicalParentRelPos.8 ==   1
      entPhysicalName.8 ==           'Ethernet-A'

      entPhysicalDescr.9  ==         "Acme 10Base-T Port RB Rev A"
      entPhysicalVendorType.9   ==   acmeProducts.portTypes.10
      entPhysicalContainedIn.9  ==   7
      entPhysicalClass.9 ==          port(10)
      entPhysicalParentRelPos.9 ==   2
      entPhysicalName.9 ==           'Ethernet-B'

      entPhysicalDescr.10 ==         "Acme 10Base-T Port RB Rev B"
      entPhysicalVendorType.10  ==   acmeProducts.portTypes.10
      entPhysicalContainedIn.10 ==   7
      entPhysicalClass.10 ==         port(10)
      entPhysicalParentRelPos.10 ==  3
      entPhysicalName.10 ==          'Ethernet-C'

      entPhysicalDescr.11 ==         "Acme 10Base-T Port RB Rev B"
      entPhysicalVendorType.11  ==   acmeProducts.portTypes.10
      entPhysicalContainedIn.11 ==   7
      entPhysicalClass.11 ==         port(10)
      entPhysicalParentRelPos.11 ==  4
      entPhysicalName.11 ==          'Ethernet-D'

   Slot 2 contains another ethernet module with 2 ports.
      entPhysicalDescr.12 ==         "Acme 10Base-T Module Model 4 Rev A"
      entPhysicalVendorType.12 ==    acmeProducts.moduleTypes.30
      entPhysicalContainedIn.12 =    5
      entPhysicalClass.12 ==         module(9)
      entPhysicalParentRelPos.12 ==  1



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      entPhysicalName.12 ==          'M2'

      entPhysicalDescr.13 ==         "Acme 802.3 AUI Port Rev A"
      entPhysicalVendorType.13  ==   acmeProducts.portTypes.11
      entPhysicalContainedIn.13 ==   12
      entPhysicalClass.13 ==         port(10)
      entPhysicalParentRelPos.13 ==  1
      entPhysicalName.13 ==          'AUI'

      entPhysicalDescr.14 ==         "Acme 10Base-T Port RD Rev B"
      entPhysicalVendorType.14  ==   acmeProducts.portTypes.14
      entPhysicalContainedIn.14 ==   12
      entPhysicalClass.14 ==         port(10)
      entPhysicalParentRelPos.14 ==  2
      entPhysicalName.14 ==          'E2'

Logical entities -- entLogicalTable
   Repeater 1--comprised of any ports attached to backplane 1
      entLogicalDescr.1 ==         "Acme repeater v3.1"
      entLogicalType.1  ==         snmpDot3RptrMgt
      entLogicalCommunity.1        "public-repeater1"
      entLogicalTAddress.1 ==      124.125.126.127:161
      entLogicalTDomain.1 ==       snmpUDPDomain

   Repeater 2--comprised of any ports attached to backplane 2:
      entLogicalDescr.2 ==         "Acme repeater v3.1"
      entLogicalType.2  ==         snmpDot3RptrMgt
      entLogicalCommunity.2 ==     "public-repeater2"
      entLogicalTAddress.2 ==      124.125.126.127:161
      entLogicalTDomain.2 ==       snmpUDPDomain

Logical to Physical Mappings -- entLPMappingTable:

  repeater1 uses backplane 1, slot 1-ports 1 & 2, slot 2-port 1
  [ed. -- Note that a mapping to the module is not included,
   since in this example represents a port-switchable hub.
   Even though all ports on the module could belong to the
   same repeater as a matter of configuration, the LP port
   mappings should not be replaced dynamically with a single
   mapping for the module (e.g. entLPPhysicalIndex.1.7).
   If all ports on the module shared a single backplane connection,
   then a single mapping for the module would be more appropriate. ]

     entLPPhysicalIndex.1.2 ==          2
     entLPPhysicalIndex.1.8 ==          8
     entLPPhysicalIndex.1.9 ==          9
     entLPPhysicalIndex.1.13 ==         13




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  repeater2 uses backplane 2, slot 1-ports 3 & 4, slot 2-port 2
      entLPPhysicalIndex.2.3 ==         3
      entLPPhysicalIndex.2.10 ==        10
      entLPPhysicalIndex.2.11 ==        11
      entLPPhysicalIndex.2.14 ==        14

Physical to Logical to MIB Alias Mappings -- entAliasMappingTable:
  Repeater Port Identifier values are shared by both repeaters:
      entAliasMappingIdentifier.8.0 ==  rptrPortGroupIndex.1.1
      entAliasMappingIdentifier.9.0 ==  rptrPortGroupIndex.1.2
      entAliasMappingIdentifier.10.0 == rptrPortGroupIndex.1.3
      entAliasMappingIdentifier.11.0 == rptrPortGroupIndex.1.4
      entAliasMappingIdentifier.13.0 == rptrPortGroupIndex.2.1
      entAliasMappingIdentifier.14.0 == rptrPortGroupIndex.2.2

Physical Containment Tree -- entPhysicalContainsTable
  chassis has two backplanes and three containers:
      entPhysicalChildIndex.1.2 = 2
      entPhysicalChildIndex.1.3 = 3
      entPhysicalChildIndex.1.4 = 4
      entPhysicalChildIndex.1.5 = 5
      entPhysicalChildIndex.1.6 = 6

  container 1 has a module:
      entPhysicalChildIndex.4.7 = 7

  container 2 has a module
      entPhysicalChildIndex.5.12 = 12
  [ed. - in this example, container 3 is empty.]

  module 1 has 4 ports:
      entPhysicalChildIndex.7.8 = 8
      entPhysicalChildIndex.7.9 = 9
      entPhysicalChildIndex.7.10 = 10
      entPhysicalChildIndex.7.11 = 11

  module 2 has 2 ports:
      entPhysicalChildIndex.12.13 = 13
      entPhysicalChildIndex.12.14 = 14

6.  Acknowledgements

   This document was produced by the IETF Entity MIB Working Group.








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7.  References

[1]  SNMPv2 Working Group, Case, J., McCloghrie, K., Rose, M., and
     S. Waldbusser, "Structure of Management Information for version 2
     of the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2)", RFC 1902,
     January 1996.

[2]  McCloghrie, K., and M. Rose, Editors, "Management Information Base
     for Network Management of TCP/IP-based internets: MIB-II", STD 17,
     RFC 1213, Hughes LAN Systems, Performance Systems International,
     March 1991.

[3]  SNMPv2 Working Group, Case, J., McCloghrie, K., Rose, M., and
     S. Waldbusser, "Textual Conventions for version 2 of the Simple
     Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2)", RFC 1903, January 1996.

[4]  SNMPv2 Working Group, Case, J., McCloghrie, K., Rose, M., and
     S. Waldbusser, "Protocol Operations for version 2 of the Simple
     Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2)", RFC 1905, January 1996.

[5]  SNMPv2 Working Group, Case, J., McCloghrie, K., Rose, M., and
     S. Waldbusser, "Conformance Statements for version 2 of the Simple
     Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2)", RFC 1904, January 1996.

[6]  Case, J., M. Fedor, M. Schoffstall, J. Davin, "Simple Network
     Management Protocol", RFC 1157, SNMP Research, Performance Systems
     International, MIT Laboratory for Computer Science, May 1990.

[7]  McCloghrie, K., and Kastenholtz, F., "Interfaces Group Evolution",
     RFC 1573, Hughes LAN Systems, FTP Software, January 1994.

[8]  SNMPv2 Working Group, Case, J., McCloghrie, K., Rose, M., and
     S. Waldbusser, "Transport Mappings for version 2 of the Simple
     Network Management Protocol (SNMPv2)", RFC 1906, January 1996.

[9]  SNMPv2 Working Group, Case, J., McCloghrie, K., Rose, M., and
     S. Waldbusser, "Introduction to Community-based SNMPv2", RFC 1901,
     January 1996.













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8.  Security Considerations

   In order to implement this MIB, an agent must make certain management
   information available about various logical and physical entities
   within a managed system, which may be considered sensitive in some
   network environments.

   Therefore, a network administrator may wish to employ instance-level
   access control, and configure the Entity MIB access (i.e., community
   strings in SNMPv1 and SNMPv2C), such that certain instances within
   this MIB (e.g., entLogicalCommunity, or entire entLogicalEntries,
   entPhysicalEntries, and associated mapping table entries), are
   excluded from particular MIB views.

9.  Authors' Addresses

   Keith McCloghrie
   Cisco Systems, Inc.
   170 West Tasman Drive
   San Jose, CA 95134

   Phone: 408-526-5260
   EMail: kzm@cisco.com


   Andy Bierman
   Cisco Systems, Inc.
   170 West Tasman Drive
   San Jose, CA 95134

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



















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