Configuration Management with SNMP (snmpconf)Last Modified: 2005-01-18
Chair(s):Jon Saperia <email@example.com>
David Partain <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Operations and Management Area Director(s):Bert Wijnen <email@example.com>
David Kessens <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Operations and Management Area Advisor:Bert Wijnen <email@example.com>
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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
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.
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:
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)