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Operational Statistics (OPSTAT) Charter
- Henry Clark <email@example.com>
- J. Nevil Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Description of 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
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.
Goals and Milestones
- Agreement on a model.
- Survey for most useful and popular metrics.
- Survey for most useful and popular presentation formats.
- Identify similar efforts being performed by other groups.
- Define a common minimal set of metrics.
- Propose a MIB for metrics not already there.
- Define a common storage format to facilitate data sharing.
- Define common presentation formats to make data comparable.
- Develop outline, and make writing assignments for paper (Opstat1) documenting March 1991 milestones.
- Complete paper Opstat1.
- Possible mid-term meeting to review Opstat1.
- Submit Opstat1 as Internet-Draft.
- Approve paper Opstat1 for submission as RFC; decide standards-track or Informational?
- Define a new collection of tools based on defined metrics, defined storage formats and defined presentation formats.
- Propose old tools to be retrofitted.
- Develop outline and make writing assignments for paper (Opstat2) on new tools and retrofitted tools.
- Sep 1992
- Submit Internet-Draft of new and retrofitted tools.
- Dec 1992
- Submit new and old tools Internet-Draft to IESG as an Informational RFC.
- Mar 1993
- Post an Internet-Draft defining the client/Server Opstat protcool.
- Mar 1993
- Post the Opstat Statistical MIB as an Internet-Draft.
- Jul 1993
- Submit the Client/Server Opstat Protocol to the IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard.
- Jul 1993
- Submit the Statistical Opstat MIB to the IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard.
NOTE: The Internet-Draft(s) listed below may have been deleted
since they are only good for six months.
Request for Comments