Example 3

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Dave Arneson raised the question of entities distributed over multiple
cards. This example shows the way to achieve this for a bridge
implemented using a port and bridge card. This can be extended to
cover routers and terminal servers, or any other kind of entity.

The examples so far have assumed that functional entities such as
bridges and routers are imlemented on a single card. This is not
always the case. This example shows one way of mapping a particular
multi-card bridge implementation. The example considers a central
'bridge' card and a number of 'port cards' for various technologies.
The chassis is assumed again to support 3 Ethernets and 3 Token Rings.
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3) Multi-Card Bridge
Chassis has the following characteristics:
    a) Support for 3 distributed Ethernet repeaters.
    b) Support for 3 distributed Token Rings.
Cards in the range are:
    a) 4 port Ethernet Line Card. Ports can be connected to one of the
       chassis Ethernet backplanes or can be isolated. ie there is no per
       port switching.
    b) 4 port Token Ring card. Similar to Ethernet card. All ports
       can be connected to one of the backplane rings or be isolated.
    c) Bridge/Router line card set. Set comprises:
                1)        Central Bridge Card
                2)        Bridge Port Card (802.3)
                3)        Bridge Port Card (802.5)
        A bridge comprises one central bridge card and a mixture of
        port cards.

Using the model each type of card can be described in terms of its 
resources:
a) 4 port Ethernet Line Card:    Ethernet Repeater Port Group
b) 4 port Token Ring Line Card:  Ring Port Group
c) Central Bridge:               Bridge Element
   802.3 port card:              802.3 Repeater Port
                                 Bridge Element
   802.5 port card:              802.5 Repeater Port
                                 Bridge Element

The backplane is also characterised by its resources:
        Repeater Bus 1
        Repeater Bus 2
        Repeater Bus 3
        Token Ring 1
        Token Ring 2
        Token Ring 3

I'll ignore PSUs, Fans etc. If required these are mapped in the same
way as example 1.

Example configuration:
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------
Backplane (1)           Standard system backplane. As above.
Modular Slot (1)        Repeater Card. Connected to repeater bus 1.
Modular Slot (2)        Repeater Card. Connected to repeater bus 2.
Modular Slot (3)        Token Ring Card. Connected to Token Ring 1.
Modular Slot (4)        802.5 Bridge Port Card Bridging to ring 1
Modular Slot (5)        Central Bridge Card
Modular Slot (6)        802.3 Bridge Port Card Bridging to repeater bus 1
Modular Slot (7)        802.3 Bridge Port Card Bridging to repeater bus 2
Modular Slot (8)        Empty
Modular Slot (9)        Empty
Modular Slot (10)       Empty
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------

The entities in this configuration are:
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------
Repeater (1)        Distributed across cards in slots 1 and the logical
                    repeater ports by which the bridge port cards
                    connect to the backplane.
Repeater (2)        Implemented by the card in slot 2 and the logical 
repeater
                    port by which it connects to the bridge.
Token Ring (1)      Cards in slot 3
Bridge              On the cards in slot 4, 5, 6 and 7
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------

The 'resources' that need to be made visible to management are:
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------
Backplane (1).1           802.3 Repeater Bus.
Backplane (1).2           802.3 Repeater Bus.
Backplane (1).3           802.3 Repeater Bus.
Backplane (1).4           802.5 Token Ring.
Backplane (1).5           802.5 Token Ring.
Backplane (1).6           802.5 Token Ring.
Modular Slot (1).1        Repeater Port Group.
Modular Slot (2).1        Repeater Port Group.
Modular Slot (3).1        Token Ring Port Group.
Modular Slot (4).1        802.5 Port 1
Modular Slot (4).2        Bridge Element
Modular Slot (5).1        Bridge Element
Modular Slot (6).1        802.3 Port 1
Modular Slot (6).2        Bridge Element
Modular Slot (7).1        802.3 Port 1
Modular Slot (7).2        Bridge Element
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------
Discrete equivalent of the chassis configuration.

                   +----------+
                   |  Bridge  |
                   +-+--+--+--+
                     |  |  |              +------------+
                     |  |  +------------->|Token Ring 1|
                     |  |                 +------------+
     +----------+    |  |    +----------+
     |Repeater 1|<---+  +--->|Repeater 2|
     +----------+            +----------+

Note that the MIB does not try to make the interconnection of the
entities visible. If these were discrete devices then that
relationship would have to be determined in some way. This is a small
part of the network topology problem which won't be solved by this
group!

MIB Contents for this example.

Location type table is trivial, basically same as before.

Module Table:
+-----------------------------------------------------------+
|location type | instance | Contents OID | Description  |...| 

+===========================================================+
| backplane    |     1    |  multiServBp | ""           |   |
| modularSlot  |     1    |  repeaterMod | ".3 RLC..."  |   |
| modularSlot  |     2    |  repeaterMod | ".3 RLC..."  |   |
| modularSlot  |     3    |  tokenRingMod| ".5 RLC..."  |   |
| modularSlot  |     4    |  bridgePort  | "Bridge Port"|   |
| modularSlot  |     5    |  bridgeCtrl  | "Bridge"     |   |
| modularSlot  |     6    |  bridgePort  | "Bridge Port"|   |
| modularSlot  |     7    |  bridgePort  | "Bridge Port"|   |
| modularSlot  |     8    |  emptyLoc    | "Empty"      |   |
| modularSlot  |     9    |  emptyLoc    | "Empty"      |   |
| modularSlot  |    10    |  emptyLoc    | "Empty"      |   |
+--------------+----------+--------------+--------------+---+

Entity Table: Indexed by a unique integer.
+----------+-------------+----------------------+---+
|Entity Id | Entity  OID | Description          |...|
+===================================================+
| 1        |  repeater   | ".3 Rptr B'plane 1"  |   |
| 2        |  repeater   | ".3 Rptr B'plane 2"  |   |
| 3        |  tokenRing  | ".5 Token Ring"      |   |
| 4        |  bridge     | "4 port .3/.5 Bridge"|   |
+----------+-------------+----------------------+---+

The resource table provides information regarding all the resources in
the system. It also provides the mapping of resource to module and
from resource to entity. The resource table is indexed on location
type, instance and a resource number within that module. The location
type and instance provide the map to the module table. The assignment
column contains the id of the single entity to which this resource is
currently assigned.
                                           map
|<---- map to module ---->|          |<-to entity->|
+--------------+----------+----------+-------------+--------------+
|location type | instance | Resource | (Entity Id) | Resource OID |
+=================================================================+
| backplane    |     1    |    1     |      1      |  rptrBplane  |
| backplane    |     1    |    2     |      2      |  rptrBplane  |
| backplane    |     1    |    3     |      0      |  rptrBplane  |
| backplane    |     1    |    4     |      3      |  tkBplane    |
| backplane    |     1    |    5     |      0      |  trBplane    |
| backplane    |     1    |    6     |      0      |  trBplane    |
| modularSlot  |     1    |    1     |      1      |  rptrGroup   |
| modularSlot  |     2    |    1     |      2      |  rptrGroup   |
| modularSlot  |     3    |    1     |      3      |  trGroup     |
| modularSlot  |     4    |    1     |      3      |  trPort      |
| modularSlot  |     4    |    2     |      4      |  bridge      |
| modularSlot  |     5    |    1     |      4      |  bridge      |
| modularSlot  |     6    |    1     |      1      |  rptrPort    |
| modularSlot  |     6    |    2     |      4      |  bridge      |
| modularSlot  |     7    |    1     |      3      |  rptrPort    |
| modularSlot  |     7    |    2     |      4      |  bridge      |
+--------------+----------+----------+-------------+--------------+

Note: The model allows a resource to exist in a state whereby it is not
currently assigned to any entity. This is indicated by a value of zero
in the assignment column.

Note that this is a static picture. The model would allow there to be
two central bridge cards and a number of port cards. The port cards
can then be moved between the various central bridge cards as, for
example, loading dictates. The implementation would allow
automatically create a bridge entity for each central bridge card and
assign the central card to that entity. Port cards could then be
assigned to bridges as necessary.