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Operational Statistics (opstat)
(concluded WG)

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Group
Name: Operational Statistics
Acronym:opstat
Area:Operations and Management Area (ops)
State: Concluded
Charter: charter-ietf-opstat-01 (Approved)
Personnel
Chairs: Henry Clark <henryc@bbnplanet.com>
Nevil Brownlee <n.brownlee@auckland.ac.nz>
Mailing List
Address:oswg-l@wugate.wustl.edu
To Subscribe:oswg-l-request@wugate.wustl.edu
Archive:ftp://wuarchive.wustl.edu/doc/mailing-lists/oswg-l

Charter for Working Group

Today there exists a variety of network management tools for
the collection and presentation of network statistical data.
Different kinds of measurements and presentation techniques
make it hard to compare data between networks. There exists a
need to compare these statistical data on a uniform basis to
facilitate cooperative management, ease problem isolation and
network planning.

The working group will try to define a model for network
statistics, a minimal set of common metrics, tools for
gathering statistical data, a common statistical database
storage format and common presentation formats. Collecting
tools will store data in a given format later to be retrieved
by presentation tools displaying the data in a predefined way.

Milestones

Done
Survey for most useful and popular metrics.
Done
Agreement on a model.
Done
Define a common minimal set of metrics.
Done
Identify similar efforts being performed by other groups.
Done
Survey for most useful and popular presentation formats.
Done
Define a common storage format to facilitate data sharing.
Done
Define common presentation formats to make data comparable.
Done
Develop outline, and make writing assignments for paper (Opstat1) documenting March 1991 milestones.
Done
Propose a MIB for metrics not already there.
Done
Complete paper Opstat1.
Done
Possible mid-term meeting to review Opstat1.
Done
Submit Opstat1 as Internet-Draft.
Done
Approve paper Opstat1 for submission as RFC; decide standards-track or Informational?
Done
Define a new collection of tools based on defined metrics, defined storage formats and defined presentation formats.
Done
Develop outline and make writing assignments for paper (Opstat2) on new tools and retrofitted tools.
Done
Propose old tools to be retrofitted.
Done
Submit Internet-Draft of new and retrofitted tools.
Done
Submit new and old tools Internet-Draft to IESG as an Informational RFC.
Done
Post the Opstat Statistical MIB as an Internet-Draft.
Done
Post an Internet-Draft defining the client/Server Opstat protcool.
Done
Submit the Client/Server Opstat Protocol to the IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard. Note: Submitted for publication as an Informational RFC.
Jul 1993
Submit the Statistical Opstat MIB to the IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard.