Cisco Network Mgmt Protocol FAQ: Management Information
Q1. What does the acronym MIB stand for?
Q2. Name four categories of management information and tell what distinguishes them.
Logical configuration information concerns parameter settings that are subject to modification by network administrators and management applications. It provides the management “knobs” for the managed device. Historical information contains periodic past snapshots of state information, as well as logs of events that have occurred in the past. It is less common than other categories of management information and is often retrieved in bulk from the device.
Q3. In what ways does a MIB differ from a database management system?
Q4. Name two of the different paradigms that can underlie a MIB definition language.
Q5. Can you think of a MIB object for which it would make sense to define a maximum access of write only?
Q6. What is the name of the language for the definition of management information used with SNMP?
Q7. In SMI, what is an important difference between an OID designating an object type and an OID designating an object instance?
Q8. Why are SNMP MIB objects not considered objects in an object-oriented sense?
Q9. SNMP MIBs use a hierarchical naming structure very similar to the structure many operating systems use to name files and folders. In which way is the object identifier tree of SNMP MIBs different from a naming tree for a file system?
Q10. What does the granularity of a model refer to?