Configuration Management with SNMP (snmpconf) Concluded WG

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WG Name Configuration Management with SNMP
Acronym snmpconf
Area Operations and Management Area (ops)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-snmpconf-01 Approved
Dependencies Document dependency graph (SVG)
Personnel Chairs David Partain
Jon Saperia
Mailing list Address snmpconf@snmp.com
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Charter for Working Group

The working group will create a Best Current Practices document which
outlines the most effective methods for using the SNMP Framework to
accomplish configuration management. The scope of the work will include
recommendations for device specific as well as network-wide (Policy)
configuration. The group is also chartered to write any MIB modules
necessary to facilitate configuration management, specifically they
will
write a MIB module which describes a network entities capabilities and
capacities which can be used by management entities making policy
decisions at a network level or device specific level.

As a proof of concept, the working group will also write a MIB
module which describes management objects for the control of
differentiated services policy in coordination with the effort
currently taking place in the Differentiated Services Working Group.

Deliverables

1. A Best Current Practices document to provide guidelines on how
to best use the existing Internet Standard Management Framework
to perform configuration management.

2. A MIB module which describes a network entities capabilities
such as support for a particular type of security or a particular
queuing method on certain interfaces. The module will also convey
the capacity of the device to perform certain work.

3. A MIB module which can be used to concisely convey information
about desired network wide Diffserv Based QoS behavior.

4. A document which describes potential future work needed to
meet all the Requirements for Configuration Management.

Milestones

Date Milestone
Dec 2003 Shutdown WG
Done WG Last Call The Differentiated Services Configuration MIB
Done WG Last Call Informational Document on SNMP-based Configuration
Done WG Last Call Policy MIB Module
Done Meet at 50th IETF meeting in Minneapolis
Done Revised Drafts for BCP and MIB Documents including a document describing potential future work.
Done Meet at 49th IETF meeting in San Diego
Done Revised Drafts for BCP and MIB Documents
Done Interim Meeting
Done WG Last Call on remaining Drafts. Submit to AD for consideration as BCP and PS.
Done Meet at 48th IETF meeting in Pittsburgh
Done New Internet Drafts, including a document describing potential future work.
Done Meet at 47th IETF in Adelaide
Done Submit Initial Drafts for BCP and MIB Documents
Done Announce Working Group and call for Input