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Chair(s):

Operations and Management Area Director(s):

Operations and Management Area Advisor:

Meeting Slides

Internet-Drafts:

Request for Comments:

Charter (as of 2011-09-29)

The Operations and Management Area receives occasional proposals for
the development and publication of RFCs dealing with operational and
management topics that are not in scope of an existing working group
and do not justify the formation of a new working group. The OPSAWG
will serve as the forum for developing such work items in the IETF.

The OPSAWG mailing list is an open discussion forum for such work
items, when they arise. The working group meets if there are active
proposals that require discussion. The working group milestones are
updated as needed to reflect the current work items and their
associated milestones. All new work items and rechartering proposals
will be brought for approval with the IESG.

The focus of the work will be on topics that govern the behavior or WGs
in the O&M area (e.g., manageability requirements) and on small,
highly focused projects that don't merit a WG of their own or belong
to WGs that have already concluded (e.g. advancement of documents on
the standards track, application statements, extensions of MIB
modules).

The OPSAWG will undertake only work items that are proved to have at
least a reasonable level of interest from the operators and users
community and have a committed number of editors and reviewers. It is
not within the scope of the OPSAWG to pick up failed WG work or parts
of a WG charter items that could not come to convergence on what they
were chartered to do.

The currently active OPSAWG work items mostly fall under the following
topics:

(A) Development of a BCP document that will provide guidelines for
authors and a reference for reviewers of IETF documents that specify
new protocols or protocol extensions about the information about
operational and manageability requirements that needs to be covered in
these documents

(B) Templates and tools for Operations and Management Area Documents

(C) Maintenance and small scale extensions of documents that were
developed in working groups that have concluded (e.g. MIB modules).

Goals and Milestones:

Done  Initial submission for the 'SNMP Engine ID Discovery' Internet-Draft
Done  Initial submission for the 'Guidelines for Considering Operations and Management of New Protocols' Internet-Draft
Done  Initial submission for the 'Template for Generic Management Data Models' Internet-Draft
Done  WGLC for the 'SNMP Engine ID Discovery' Internet-Draft
Done  Initial submission for the 'Structured Data Elements (SDEs) for syslog' Internet-Draft
Done  Submit the 'SNMP Engine ID Discovery' Internet-Draft to the IESG for consideration as Proposed Standard
Done  WGLC for the 'Guidelines for Considering Operations and Management of New Protocols' Internet-Draft
Done  Submit the 'Guidelines for Considering Operations and Management of New Protocols' Internet-Draft to the IESG for consideration as BCP
Apr 2008  WGLC for the 'Template for Generic Management Data Models'
Done  WGLC for the 'Structured Data Elements (SDEs) for syslog'
Jun 2008  Submit the 'Template for Generic Management Data Models' to the IESG for consideration as BCP
Done  Submit the 'Structured Data Elements (SDEs) for syslog' to the IESG for consideration as Proposed Standard