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A Model for Common Operational Statistics (RFC1857)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004113D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-12
Document File: 27 page(s) / 32K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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M. Lambert: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC1857: DOI

Abstract

This memo describes a model for operational statistics in the Internet. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. This document defines a model and protocol for a set of tools which could be used by NSPs and Network Operation Centers (NOCs) to share data among themselves and with customers. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

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Network Working Group M. Lambert Request For Comments: 1857 Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Obsoletes: 1404 October 1995 Category: Informational

A Model for Common Operational Statistics

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

This memo describes a model for operational statistics in the Internet. It gives recommendations for metrics, measurements, polling periods and presentation formats and defines a format for the exchange of operational statistics.

Acknowledgements

The author would like to thank the members of the Operational Statistics Working Group of the IETF whose efforts made this memo possible, particularly Bernhard Stockman, author of RFC 1404, and Nevil Brownlee, who produced the revised BNF description of the model. Wherever possible, their text has been changed as little as feasible.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction ............................................. 2 2. The Model ................................................ 5 2.1 Metrics and Polling Periods .............................. 5 2.2 Format for Storing Collected Data ........................ 6 2.3 Reports .................................................. 6 2.4 Security Issues .......................................... 6 3. Categorization of Metrics ................................ 7 3.1 Overview ................................................. 7 3.2 Categorization of Metrics Based on Measurement Areas ..... 7 3.2.1 Utilization Metrics ...................................... 7 3.2.2 Performance Metrics ...................................... 7 3.2.3 Availability Metrics ..................................... 8 3.2.4 Stability Metrics ........................................ 8 3.3 Categorization Based on Availability of Metrics .......... 8 3.3.1 Per Interface Variables Already in Standard MIB .......... 8 3.3.2 Per Interface Variables in Private Enterprise MIB ........ 9 3.3.3 Per interface Variables Needing High Resolution Polling .. 9

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3.3.4 Per Interface Variables not in any MIB ................... 9 3.3.5 Per Node Variables ....................................... 9 3.3.6 Metrics not being Retrievable with SNMP ................. 10 3.4 Recommended Metrics ..................................... 10 4. Polling Frequencies ..................................... 10 4.1 Variables Needing High Resolution Polling ............... 11 4.2 Variables not Needing High Resolution Polling ........... 11 5. Pre-Processing of Raw Statistical Data .................. 11 5.1 Optimizing and Concentrating Data to Resources .......... 11 5.2 Aggregation of Data ..................................... 12 6. Storing of Statistical Data ............................. 12 6.1 The Storage Format ...................................... 13 6.1.1 The Label Section .......................

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