Concluded WG Distributed Management (disman)
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|Operations and Management Area (ops)
Final Charter for Working Group
The Distributed Management Working Group is chartered to define an
initial set of managed objects for specific distributed network
management applications which can be consistently developed and
deployed. A distributed network manager is an applicaton that acts
in a manager role to perform management functions and in an agent
role so that it can be remotely controlled and observed.
Distributed network management is widely recognized as a requirement
for dealing with today's growing internets. A manager application is
a good candidate for distribution if it requires minimal user
interaction, it would potentially consume a significant amount of
network resources due to frequent polling or large data retrieval, or
it requires close association with the device(s) being managed.
The working group will limit its work to distributed network management
applications where the main communication mechanism for monitoring
and control is SNMP. Future work (and other working groups) may be
chartered to investigate other distribution techniques such as CORBA
or HTTP. The objects defined by the working group will be consistent
with the SNMP architecture defined in RFC 2571. The working group
will especially keep security considerations in mind when defining
the interface to distributed management.
The working group will complete these tasks:
Define a Scheduling MIB
Define a Script MIB
Define a Remote Operations MIB
Define an Expression and Event MIB to support Threshold Monitoring
Define a Notification Log MIB
Define an Alarm MIB
The working group will consider existing definitions, including:
o the RMON working group's work in this area
The work on the Alarm MIB will take into consideration existing
standards and practices, such as ITU-T X.733. Whether any mappings to
these other standards appear in the Alarm MIB or in separate documents
will be decided by the WG. The WG will actively seek participation
from ITU participants to make ensure that the ITU work is correctly
It is recognized that the scope of this working group is narrow
relative to the potential in the area of distributed network
management. This is intentional in order to increase the likelihood
of producing useful, quality specifications in a timely manner.
However, we will keep in mind and account for potential related or
future work when developing the framework including:
o Event and alarm logging and distribution
o Historical data collection/summarization
o Topology discovery
|Implementation Report on Remote Operations MIB
|Remote Operations MIB submitted to IESG for consideration as Draft Standard
|WG last call on updates to Remote Operations MIB
|Alarm Management MIB delivered to IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard.
|WG last call on Alarm Management MIB.
|call for implementation experience and updates to the remote operations MIB.
|call for implementation experience and updates to the Event and Expression MIBs.
|Submit updated draft of Alarm MIB for IETF meeting.
|decision on question of whether recycle the Log MIB.
|Submit updated draft of Alarm MIB for IETF meeting
|Submit updated Script and Schedule MIBs for consideration as Draft Standard (or recycle at Proposed).
|WG agreement on direction regarding mappings to / from other alarm frameworks
|Meeting in Oslo to discuss implementation and deployment experience with Schedule and Script mibs, identify any updates needed to these documents.
|Submit final version of Internet-Draft for Remote Ping, Traceroute, and Lookup Operations Using SMIv2
|Submit final versions of Internet-Drafts for Expression, Event and Notification MIB documents for consideration as Proposed Standards.
|Agree on charter revisions for future work.
|Submit final versions of Internet-Drafts for Script MIB and Schedule MIB document for consideration as Proposed Standards.
|Meet at the IETF meeting to discuss Internet-Drafts and issues that come up on the mailing list.
|Submit final version of Threshold Monitor MIB Internet-Draft for consideration as a Proposed Standard. Submit updated versions of Internet-Drafts for Script MIB.
|Post Internet-Draft for Script MIB.
|Post Internet-Draft for Framework document.
|Meet at the Montreal IETF meeting to discuss charter and review the Threshold Monitoring MIB Internet-Draft.
|Post Internet-Draft for Threshold Monitoring MIB.