Configuration Management with SNMP (snmpconf)

Last Modified: 2005-01-18

Chair(s):

Jon Saperia <saperia@jdscons.com>
David Partain <david.partain@ericsson.com>

Operations and Management Area Director(s):

Bert Wijnen <bwijnen@lucent.com>
David Kessens <david.kessens@nokia.com>

Operations and Management Area Advisor:

Bert Wijnen <bwijnen@lucent.com>

Mailing Lists:

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Description of 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.

Goals and Milestones:

Done    Announce Working Group and call for Input
Done    Submit Initial Drafts for BCP and MIB Documents
Done    Meet at 47th IETF in Adelaide
Done    Interim Meeting
Done    New Internet Drafts, including a document describing potential future work.
Done    Meet at 48th IETF meeting in Pittsburgh
Done    WG Last Call on remaining Drafts. Submit to AD for consideration as BCP and PS.
Done    Interim Meeting
Done    Revised Drafts for BCP and MIB Documents
Done    Meet at 49th IETF meeting in San Diego
Done    Revised Drafts for BCP and MIB Documents including a document describing potential future work.
Done    Meet at 50th IETF meeting in Minneapolis
Done    WG Last Call Policy MIB Module
Done    WG Last Call Informational Document on SNMP-based Configuration
Done    WG Last Call The Differentiated Services Configuration MIB
Dec 03    Shutdown WG

No Current Internet-Drafts

Request For Comments:

Configuring Networks and Devices with SNMP (RFC 3512) (196529 bytes)
The Differentiated Services Configuration MIB (RFC 3747) (51659 bytes)
Policy Based Management MIB (RFC 4011) (0 bytes)