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Operations and Management Area (ops)

Area Name Operations and Management Area
Acronym ops
State Active
Additional resources Issue tracker, O&M Area Mailing List
O&M Area Wiki Page
Group statistics
Personnel Area Directors Robert Wilton, Warren "Ace" Kumari
Incoming Area Director Mahesh Jethanandani

Group description

The primary technical areas covered by the Operations & Management (OPS) Area include: Network Management, AAA, and various operational issues facing the Internet such as DNS operations, IPv6 operations, operational security and Routing operations.

Unlike most IETF areas, the Operations & Management area is logically divided into two separate functions: Network Management and Operations.

The Network Management function covers Internet management and AAA, and the related protocols, including but not limited to NETCONF, SNMP, RADIUS, Diameter, and CAPWAP, and of data modeling and data modeling languages used in management such as SMI and YANG. Another important role of the Management function is to identify potential or actual management issues regarding IETF protocols and documents in all areas, and to work with the other areas to resolve those issues.

The Operations function is largely responsible for soliciting operator feedback and input regarding IETF work. Another important role of the Operations function is to identify potential or actual operational issues regarding IETF protocols and documents in all areas, and to work with the other areas to resolve those issues.

The OPS area intersects most often with the Routing, Internet and Security areas.

Groups in OPS

Group Name Type
Operations & Management Area Open Meeting AG
AAA Doctors Directorate
MIB Doctors Directorate
Performance Metrics Directorate Directorate
DNS Directorate Directorate (with reviews)
Ops Directorate Directorate (with reviews)
YANG Doctors Directorate (with reviews)
IEPG - Internet Engineering and Planning Group Team
YangCatalog Support Team
Autonomic Networking Integrated Model and Approach WG
Benchmarking Methodology WG
Diameter Maintenance and Extensions WG
Domain Name System Operations WG
Global Routing Operations WG
IOT Operations WG
IP Performance Measurement WG
Network Inventory YANG WG
MBONE Deployment WG
Media OPerationS WG
Network Configuration WG
Network Modeling WG
Network Management Operations WG
Operations and Management Area Working Group WG
Operational Security Capabilities for IP Network Infrastructure WG
SIDR Operations WG
IPv6 Operations WG