Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

Management Information Base (MIB)

SNMP Agents in the managed devices store the data about these devices in a database called Management Information Base (MIB). The MIB is a hierarchical database, which is structured on the standard specified in the RFC 2578 [Structure of Management Information Version 2 (SMIv2)].

The MIB is a database of objects that can be used by a network management system to manage and monitor devices on the network. The MIB can be retrieved by a network management system that uses SNMP. The MIB structure determines the scope of management access allowed by a device. By using SNMP, a manager application can issue read or write operations within the scope of the MIB.