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Concluded WG Operational Statistics (opstat)

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WG Name Operational Statistics
Acronym opstat
Area Operational Requirements Area (ops-old)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-opstat-01 Approved
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Personnel Chairs Henry Clark, Nevil Brownlee
Area Director Scott O. Bradner
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Final 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.


Date Milestone Associated documents
Jul 1993 Submit the Statistical Opstat MIB to the IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard.

Done milestones

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