ARISTA-HARDWARE-UTILIZATION-MIB

File: ARISTA-HARDWARE-UTILIZATION-MIB.mib (13875 bytes)

Imported modules

SNMPv2-SMI SNMPv2-CONF SNMPv2-TC
ARISTA-SMI-MIB

Imported symbols

MODULE-IDENTITY OBJECT-TYPE Counter32
NOTIFICATION-TYPE MODULE-COMPLIANCE OBJECT-GROUP
NOTIFICATION-GROUP TimeStamp DisplayString
aristaMibs

Defined Types

AristaHardwareUtilizationEntry  
SEQUENCE    
  aristaHardwareUtilizationResource DisplayString
  aristaHardwareUtilizationFeature DisplayString
  aristaHardwareUtilizationForwardingElement DisplayString
  aristaHardwareUtilizationInUseEntries Counter32
  aristaHardwareUtilizationFreeEntries Counter32
  aristaHardwareUtilizationCommittedEntries Counter32
  aristaHardwareUtilizationMaxEntries Counter32
  aristaHardwareUtilizationHighWatermark Counter32
  aristaHardwareUtilizationHighWatermarkTime TimeStamp

Defined Values

aristaHardwareUtilizationMIB 1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.3.22
This MIB contains information about the capacity and utilization of hardware resources on Arista devices. Arista ships and supports devices which perform packet forwarding decisions in hardware. To make these forwarding decisions (L2 bridging, input and output access list, L3 forwarding based on IP destination etc.), the devices use information programmed in various hardware resources. Examples of such hardware resources are the hash table used for MAC address lookup, TCAM for destination IP lookup etc. Each of Arista's devices have different hardware resource capacity or size limits. It is extremely useful for a Network Management system to be able to query and monitor the utilization of these hardware resources. Due to unxpected network event or configuration change, it is possible that a specific hardware resource is over utilized and there is no room to program additional entries. For example, a routing mis-configuration can result in overflowing the L3 forwarding TCAM. This may be detrimental to the network operation. So it's extremely useful to monitor the utilization of the various hardware resources of a specific device. On some devices, due to hardware design considerations, several features may have to share a single hardware resource. If one feature ends up using more of the same resource, it can affect the functionality of another feature. This is another reason to have visibility into the hardware resource usage. The hardware element that makes the forwarding decision is frequently referred to as the 'Forwarding ASIC' or 'Forwarding Chip'. In this MIB document we refer to this hardware element as 'Forwarding Element'. Even though a device can have multiple forwarding elements, the information programmed in each of the forwarding element is typically the same. But there are some cases, where this is not the case. In such instances, the utilization of relevant hardware resource(s) may not be the same across all the forwarding elements. This MIB module provides the hardware capacity and utilization information for various resources in a generic manner, that's applicable to all Arista devices.
MODULE-IDENTITY    

aristaHardwareUtilizationMibNotifications 1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.3.22.0
OBJECT IDENTIFIER    

aristaHardwareUtilizationMibObjects 1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.3.22.1
OBJECT IDENTIFIER    

aristaHardwareUtilizationMibConformance 1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.3.22.2
OBJECT IDENTIFIER    

aristaHardwareUtilizationTable 1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.3.22.1.1
This table contains information about various hardware resources and their utilization.
OBJECT-TYPE    
  SEQUENCE OF  
    AristaHardwareUtilizationEntry

aristaHardwareUtilizationEntry 1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.3.22.1.1.1
A single conceptual row containing utilization information for a specific hardware resource. There are many hardware resources on Arista devices. Each resource is identified by a name. Several 'features' can be using the same hardware resource. Every feature is identified by a name. On several platforms, we have more than one forwarding elements which is identified by a name. A single conceptual row in the hardware utilization table represents utilization of a specific hardware resource by a specific feature on the specified forwarding element. Note that it is possible to have an entry where feature and forwarding element are both empty strings. In these cases, the conceptual row describes the overall utilization for the particular hardware resource.
OBJECT-TYPE    
  AristaHardwareUtilizationEntry  

aristaHardwareUtilizationResource 1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.3.22.1.1.1.1
The name that identifies the specific hardware resource.
OBJECT-TYPE    
  DisplayString Size(0..35)  

aristaHardwareUtilizationFeature 1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.3.22.1.1.1.2
The name that identifies the specific feature which is using the hardware resource in question. As noted in the description of this MIB module, multiple features can share a specific hardware resource.
OBJECT-TYPE    
  DisplayString Size(0..35)  

aristaHardwareUtilizationForwardingElement 1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.3.22.1.1.1.3
The name that identifies the specific forwarding element on the device that this hardware resource belongs to. As noted in the description of this MIB module, for some features information is programmed differently across various forwarding elements. In such cases, this MIB object represents the forwarding element that corresponds to this entry's hardware resource utilization. Otherwise this MIB object will just be an empty string.
OBJECT-TYPE    
  DisplayString Size(0..35)  

aristaHardwareUtilizationInUseEntries 1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.3.22.1.1.1.4
This MIB object represents the number of entries in the specific hardware resource that is currently consumed by a feature.
OBJECT-TYPE    
  Counter32  

aristaHardwareUtilizationFreeEntries 1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.3.22.1.1.1.5
This MIB object represents the number of free entries in the specific hardware resource.
OBJECT-TYPE    
  Counter32  

aristaHardwareUtilizationCommittedEntries 1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.3.22.1.1.1.6
This MIB object represents the number of entries of a hardware resource that have been dedicated ('reserved') for a particular feature. When features 'request' for a specific hardware resource, entries are 'reserved' for the feature. It is possible that the actual number of entries used is less than what has been reserved for the feature.
OBJECT-TYPE    
  Counter32  

aristaHardwareUtilizationMaxEntries 1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.3.22.1.1.1.7
This MIB object represents the maximum number of 'logical' entries that can be allocated for the given hardware resource by the specific feature (assuming it is not being shared with any other feature). Even though the raw number of maximum entries is fixed for a given hardware resource, the logical entries available to a specific feature may vary. An example: Consider a device where the width ('number of bits') of a single TCAM entry is 128. It is possible to store an IPv4 access control list (matching both source and destination addresses) using a single entry of this TCAM. But given that IPv6 addresses are 128 bits long, 2 TCAM entries will be required to store an equivalent IPv6 access control list. In this example above, the 'maximum number of entries' available for the IPv4 feature is twice the number for the IPv6 feature.
OBJECT-TYPE    
  Counter32  

aristaHardwareUtilizationHighWatermark 1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.3.22.1.1.1.8
This MIB object represents the maximum number of entries that the specific feature has used up at any point in time. This allows the Network Management system to monitor the hardware resource utilization pattern for a given feature allowing the operator to potentially take some action.
OBJECT-TYPE    
  Counter32  

aristaHardwareUtilizationHighWatermarkTime 1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.3.22.1.1.1.9
This MIB object represents the last time when a specific feature hit the high watermark (number of entries of the given hardware resource).
OBJECT-TYPE    
  TimeStamp  

aristaHardwareUtilizationAlert 1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.3.22.0.1
This notification is generated when the hardware utilization crosses the specified threshold.
NOTIFICATION-TYPE    

aristaHardwareUtilizationMibCompliances 1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.3.22.2.1
OBJECT IDENTIFIER    

aristaHardwareUtilizationMibGroups 1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.3.22.2.2
OBJECT IDENTIFIER    

aristaHardwareUtilizationMibCompliance 1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.3.22.2.1.1
The compliance statement for Arista switches that implement the ARISTA-HARDWARE-CAPACITY-MIB.
MODULE-COMPLIANCE    

aristaHardwareUtilizationTableGroup 1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.3.22.2.2.1
The collection of objects that provide counter information for hardware resource utilization.
OBJECT-GROUP    

aristaHardwareUtilizationNotificationsGroup 1.3.6.1.4.1.30065.3.22.2.2.2
The notification(s) generated by the system if the hardware utilization of a specific resource exceeds configured threshold.
NOTIFICATION-GROUP