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MULTIPLE MIB'S ACTIVATED BASED ON MODE OF OPERATION OF AN INTELLIREPEATER STATION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009329D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-16
Document File: 1 page(s) / 63K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Eliza J. Ballew: AUTHOR

Abstract

Currently, Intellirepeater (IR) stations that are released with an SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) agent, are only capable of reporting information in one mode of operation (referred to as Mode A in this context). Likewise, configuration management is only supported in Mode A. However, an IR station may exist in any one of three modes (referenced as Mode A, Mode B and Mode C respectively). If, at any time, the cur- rent state of the IR station is in either Mode B or Mode C, since no SNMP functionality exists, no faults which occur will be reported. Therefore, since there is no way to report information via SNTHP through either Mode B or Mode C, the cur- rent state of the IR station will be referred to as "unknown" as opposed to the "true" current state.

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MOTOROLA Technical Developments

  MULTIPLE MIB'S ACTIVATED BASED ONiMODE OF OPERATION OF AN INTELLIREPEATER iSTATION

by Eliza J. Ballew

  Currently, Intellirepeater (IR) stations that are released with an SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) agent, are only capable of reporting information in one mode of operation (referred to as Mode A in this context). Likewise, configuration management is only supported in Mode A. However, an IR station may exist in any one of three modes (referenced as Mode A, Mode B and Mode C respectively). If, at any time, the cur- rent state of the IR station is in either Mode B or Mode C, since no SNMP functionality exists, no faults which occur will be reported. Therefore, since there is no way to report information via SNTHP through either Mode B or Mode C, the cur- rent state of the IR station will be referred to as "unknown" as opposed to the "true" current state.

  This invention provides a means for the "true" current state of an IR station to be reported in any mode of operation and allows for SNMP traps to be sent on fault conditions that may occur within an IR station regardless of the current mode of operation. A 'parent' SNMP MIB (Management Information Base) would provide an interface to an 'X' number of 'child' MIB's (where 'X' equals the number of modes of operation of an IR station).

  This invention also allows for configuration management in all modes of operation. For exam- ple, if the IR station w~as in Mode B, when an SN...