Glossary

Management Information Base (MIB)

A standardized database which contains any information on the objects (Managed Objects) connected to a network and on the functions. Information can be retrieved and changed via a Network Management System (NMS) using SNMP.

Object Identifiers (OIDs) are used to access the individual objects.

Besides the standardized SNMP MIB, every manufacturer can define a private MIB for each of its products. This way, each type of network component has its own MIB.

See also:
Managed Objects
Network Management System (NMS)
Object Identifier
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
SNMP Data Packets
   

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