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From Anshul Gangwar <anshul.gang...@citrix.com>
Subject Re: [Discuss] SNMP Alerts support in CloudStack
Date Tue, 15 Jan 2013 06:33:15 GMT
My comments inline..

On 14/01/13 22:52, Alex Huang wrote:
> Anshul,
>
> I had assumed that if you were doing this based on Murali's event framework, it would
not be architected on an adapter in the alert manager but as a subscriber to his event framework.
 Has this been discussed?  If so, why not subscribe to event framework?

Murali,
Can you reply for this.

>
> Also, I like to have the following asserted in the FS.
>
> - It is a separate project from CloudStack core

Alex,

I am developing this feature as plugin, so it will be separate project 
from CloudStack core


> - It only depends on cloud-utils and cloud-api jars for compile.

I am making it sure that code does not use any class from other jars 
apart from cloud-utils and cloud-api jars.

I will update the FS with this info


>
> Please confirm them.
>
> --Alex

Thanks,
Anshul
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Anshul Gangwar [mailto:anshul.gangwar@citrix.com]
>> Sent: Friday, January 04, 2013 12:57 AM
>> To: cloudstack-dev@incubator.apache.org
>> Subject: Re: [Discuss] SNMP Alerts support in CloudStack
>>
>> I have created the initial draft of  FS here
>> https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/CLOUDSTACK/FS+for+Integrati
>> ng+CS+alerts+via+SNMP+to+external+management+system . I will keep
>> updating  the FS based on comments and suggestions.
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Anshul
>>
>> On 02/01/13 12:21, Anshul Gangwar wrote:
>>
>> On 18/12/12 20:19, David Nalley wrote:
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Dec 18, 2012 at 6:12 AM, Anshul Gangwar
>> <anshul.gangwar@citrix.com><mailto:anshul.gangwar@citrix.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Hi,
>>          Currently CloudStack shows alerts on dashboard and can send email
>> alerts. With this feature it will be able to send SNMP alerts to
>> configured external SNMP Managers.  Currently I am planning to send SNMP
>> traps for the alerts which are supported in CloudStack 4.0. I am
>> planning to use snmp4j library available under Apache License to
>> implement this feature.
>>
>>
>> Fascinating - I am looking forward to seeing this!
>>
>>
>>
>>           - Currently planning to support up to 20 SNMP managers
>>
>>
>> This seems arbitrary. Why 20?
>>
>>
>>
>>           - Version 1 and 2 will be supported
>>
>>
>>
>> Why not v3 as well? SNMPv1 is practically deprecated, so why bother
>> with v1? v2 is a nice middle ground - v3 is where everyone wishes to
>> be if they could start from scratch.
>>
>>
>>
>>           - We need a unique SNMP OID for CloudStack. We need to register with
>> IANA. Is there an established process in Apache to follow and get one?
>>
>>
>> I'll be happy to figure out how this gets done. - Actually some quick
>> googling shows that the ASF already has an enterprise OID - and one of
>> our mentors has documented that here:
>> https://cwiki.apache.org/DIRxPMGT/oid-assignment-scheme.html
>> I will follow up with Alex and see if we can get an assignment.
>>
>>
>>
>> Hi David,
>>       Is there any OID which I can use to start development.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> So your idea here seems like it is targeting just sending traps, but
>> I'm far more interested long-term in being able to query the SNMP
>> daemon (and there likely will already be one on the host); so as you
>> are designing the MIB please do plan ahead for such things. The page
>> above is a good starting point around MIB design.
>>
>> If you need help around this, I am happy to lend what little I know
>> about the subject of SNMP, or connect you with experts in the field.
>>
>> --David
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Anshul
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