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Fundamentals of EMS, NMS and OSS/BSS by Jithesh Sathyan

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Chapter 16

Management Information Base (MIB)

This chapter is intended to give the reader an overview of the Management Information Base. After going through this chapter, the reader will have a basic understanding and the different types of MIB. A detailed explanation of MIB-II and SNMP MIB is also available in this chapter.

16.1 Introduction

A management information base is a collection of managed objects. This is a virtual database that stores management data variables (managed objects) that correspond to resources to be managed in a network. The management information is monitored by updating the information in a MIB. The network manager will request information from the MIB through an agent (see Figure 16.1). The agent fetches the management ...

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