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CBQoS MIB Index EnhancementsInformation About the CBQoS MIB Index EnhancementsHow to Configure the CBQoS MIB Index EnhancementsConfiguration Examples for the CBQoS MIB Index EnhancementsAdditional ReferencesFeature Information for the QoS CBQoS MIB Index Enhancements

CBQoS MIB Index Enhancements

Last Updated: January 20, 2012

The Class-Based Quality of Service (CBQoS) MIB Index Enhancements feature introduces persistence across all CBQoS MIB indexes including cbQosConfigIndex, cbQosObjectsIndex, and cbQosPolicyIndex.

Finding Feature Information

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Prerequisites for the QoS CBQoS MIB Index Enhancements

You must enable ifMIB persistence by issuing the snmp-server ifindex persistcommand. Then issue the snmp mib persist cbqoscommand to enable CBQoS MIB index persistence.


Note


If you issue the snmp mib persist cbqoscommandbeforethe snmp-server ifindex persistcommand, you receive a prompt requesting you to enable ifIndex persistence first.

Restrictions for the CBQoS MIB Index Enhancements

If the internal hashing of configuration strings causes too many collisions, NVRAM storage may become tight. You can issue the more nvram command to display a new collision file called cbqos-mib to help you keep track of the size.

Information About the CBQoS MIB Index Enhancements

Last Updated: January 20, 2012

Feature Overview of the QoS CBQoS MIB Index Enhancements

The cbQosConfigIndex, cbQosObjectsIndex, and cbQosPolicyIndex are volatile because when a networking device reboots, the index numbers may change. This happens because system rebooting can cause the order of the Modular QoS CLI (MQC) configuration to differ from the actual configuration order, which is user-driven and unpredictable. As a result, you must read the MIB frequently to extract statistical and configuration information. Therefore, once a reload has occurred, the MIB has to be repolled to reestablish the indexes to the data stored in the CBQoS MIB.

Traditionally, MIB persistence is handled by Cisco IOS APIs, which save the index and key information to NVRAM. The data is then retrieved and repopulated after reloading. However, this approach does not work well for the current implementation of the cbQosObjectsIndex because of the large amount of information that needs to be saved.

An index encoding scheme based on configuration entries instead of operational sequence is being implemented to provide persistent indexes on router reload so that MIB information retains the same set of object values each time that a networking device reboots.

The index encoding scheme has been changed to handle the performance/scalability issue. Each service policy is uniquely identified by an index called cbQosPolicyIndex, and its cbQosObjectsIndex is uniquely identified under the service policy.


Note


As a result of this change in the index encoding scheme, an application must not assume that the cbQosPolicyIndex is usually identical to its cbQosObjectsIndex as a policy-map.

Benefits of the QoS CBQoS MIB Index Enhancements

These enhancements provide a repeatable method for generating MIB indexes so that they do not change between reboots.

The complexity of configuring and correlating statistics objects is reduced, making it easier for network management applications to gather accurate information.

How to Configure the CBQoS MIB Index Enhancements

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Enabling Cisco IOS MIB and CBQoS MIB Index Persistence

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    configure terminal

3.    snmp-server ifindex persist

4.    snmp mib persist [cbqos | v3mibs]

5.    end

6.    write mib-data


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
configure terminal


Example:

Router# configure terminal

 

Enters global configuration mode.

 
Step 3
snmp-server ifindex persist


Example:

Router(config)# snmp-server ifindex persist

 

Enables Cisco IOS MIB index (ifIndex) persistence.

 
Step 4
snmp mib persist [cbqos | v3mibs]


Example:

Router(config)# snmp mib persist cbqos

 

Enables MIB persistence.

  • The optional cbqoskeyword enables CBQoS MIB persistence.
  • The optional v3mibs keyword enables v3 MIB persistence.
Note    If you have not enabled Cisco IOS MIB index (ifIndex) persistence (Step 3. ), the following message appears when you issue the snmp mib persist cbqos command: Enable 'snmp-server ifindex persist' for persist cbqos index
 
Step 5
end


Example:

Router(config)# end

 

Returns to privileged EXEC mode.

 
Step 6
write mib-data


Example:

write



Example:

Router# write mib-data



Example:

Router# write

 

Saves CBQoS MIB data to NVRAM.

 

Verifying CBQoS MIB Index Persistence

SUMMARY STEPS

1.    enable

2.    show running-config include cbqos

3.    exit


DETAILED STEPS
  Command or Action Purpose
Step 1
enable


Example:

Router> enable

 

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

  • Enter your password if prompted.
 
Step 2
show running-config include cbqos


Example:

Router# show running-config | include cbqos

 

Displays the configuration information currently running on the router.

Note    The information should include snmp mib persist cbqos.
 
Step 3
exit


Example:

Router# exit

 

Returns to user EXEC mode.

 

Configuration Examples for the CBQoS MIB Index Enhancements

Last Updated: January 20, 2012

Example Enabling Cisco IOS MIB and CBQoS MIB Index Persistence

The following example enables Cisco IOS MIB (ifIndex) and CBQoS MIB index persistence:

Router# configure terminal
Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.
Router(config)# snmp-server ifindex persist
Router(config)# snmp mib persist cbqos

Examples Verifying Cisco IOS MIB and CBQoS MIB Index Persistence

The following examples verify that Cisco IOS MIB (ifIndex) and CBQoS MIB index persistence have been configured:

Router# show running-config 
| include cbqos
snmp mib persist cbqos
Router# show running-config 
| include persist
snmp-server ifindex persist
snmp mib persist cbqos

Additional References

Last Updated: January 20, 2012

Related Documents

Related Topic

Document Title

QoS commands

Cisco IOS Quality of Service Solutions Command Reference

SNMP commands

Cisco IOS Network Management Command Reference

SNMP configuration tasks, MIB persistence

"Configuring SNMP Support" module

Other documentation

For information on using SNMP MIB features, see the appropriate documentation for your network management system.

Standards

Standard

Title

No new or modified standards are supported by this feature, and support for existing standards has not been modified by this feature.

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MIBs

MIB

MIBs Link

CISCO-CLASS-BASED-QOS-MIB, Revision 13

Note    The CISCO-CLASS-BASED-QOS-MIB is actually two MIBs: the CISCO-CLASS-BASED-QOS-MIB and the CISCO-CLASS-BASED-QOS-CAPABILITY-MIB.

To locate and download MIBs for selected platforms, Cisco IOS XE software releases, and feature sets, use Cisco MIB Locator found at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/go/mibs

RFCs

RFC

Title

RFC 2233

The Interfaces Group MIB Using SMIv2

Technical Assistance

Description

Link

The Cisco Support and Documentation website provides online resources to download documentation, software, and tools. Use these resources to install and configure the software and to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues with Cisco products and technologies. Access to most tools on the Cisco Support and Documentation website requires a Cisco.com user ID and password.

http://www.cisco.com/cisco/web/support/index.html

Feature Information for the QoS CBQoS MIB Index Enhancements

Last Updated: January 20, 2012

The following table provides release information about the feature or features described in this module. This table lists only the software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that software release train also support that feature.

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Table 1 Feature Information for the QoS CBQoS MIB Index Enhancements

Feature Name

Releases

Feature Information

QoS CBQoS MIB Index Enhancements

Cisco IOS XE Release 2.4

The CBQoS MIB Index Enhancements feature introduces persistence across all CBQoS MIB indexes including cbQosConfigIndex, cbQosObjectsIndex, and cbQosPolicyIndex.

Last Updated: January 20, 2012

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