Application MIB (applmib) Charter

NOTE: This charter is accurate as of the 34th IETF Meeting in Dallas. It may now be out-of-date. (Consider this a "snapshot" of the working group from that meeting.) Up-to-date charters for all active working groups can be found elsewhere in this Web server.


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Description of Working Group

The Application MIB Working Group is chartered to define a set of managed objects for the monitoring and control of distributed applications. Specifically, these managed objects will focus on providing information about the configuration (including application dependencies and associations between applications), fault (including status information such as up, down, or degraded) and performance (including resource utilization) of distributed applications.

The working group will only concern itself with the specification of MIB objects in the management areas defined above. It will not undertake to define details of implementation such as programming API's for the access to this information.

The working group will consider existing MIB modules that define objects with similar functions or modules which can be used in conjunction with the Application MIB such as RFC 1514 (The Host Resources MIB) and RFC 1697 (The RDBMS-MIB).

The activities of the working group will take place in two stages. The first will focus on the development of a System Application MIB which will not require applications to write additional instrumentation code. This generic information will serve as a base for the follow-on Application MIB which will contain additional information that will require applications to write additional instrumentation. The schedule below describes the schedule for the development of the System Application MIB.

Goals and Milestones

Dec 95
Meet at Dallas IETF.
Jan 96
Post initial Internet-Draft of the Application Mib.
Feb 96
Interim meeting to work on MIB.
Feb 96
Post revised Internet-Draft.
Mar 96
Review Internet-Draft at LA IETF.
May 96
Post revised Internet-Draft.
Jun 96
Meet at Montreal IETF.
Jul 96
Issue final Internet-Draft.
Sep 96
Submit Internet-Draft to IESG for consideration as a Proposed Standard.

Current Internet-Drafts

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