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Cisco MDS 9000 Family MIB Quick Reference
Text Part Number: OL-18087-01
This document describes the private, or local, Management Information Base (MIB) files for the Cisco
MDS 9000 Family of multilayer directors and fabric switches. The Cisco MIB files are provided with
all Cisco MDS NX-OS and SAN-OS software releases. The MIB files contain variables that can be set
or read to provide information about network devices and interfaces.
This document provides the following information:
MIBs and Network Management
The Cisco MDS 9000 Family MIB Quick Reference lists Cisco proprietary MIBs as well as many other
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standard MIBs. These standard MIBs are defined in documents
called Requests for Comments (RFCs). To find specific MIB information, you must examine the Cisco
proprietary MIB structure and related IETF-standard MIBs supported by the Cisco MDS 9000 Family.
From the perspective of a network manager, network management takes place between two major types
of systems: those in control, called managing systems, and those observed and controlled, called managed
systems. The most common managing system is called a network management system (NMS). Managed
systems can include hosts, servers, or network components such as switches or intelligent repeaters.
CiscoWorks is an example of an NMS.
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MIBs and Network Management, page 1
About Cisco MIB Files, page 7
Accessing and Downloading Cisco MIB Files, page 9
MIBs Supported by Release in the Cisco MDS 9000 Family, page 10
Cisco-Specific MIBs Supported in the Cisco MDS 9000 Family, page 20
Supported Notifications, page 51
Understanding the ENTITY-MIB and Extensions, page 54
Extending the IF-MIB, page 55