Did you know? - SNMP support on z/TPF
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One goal of this blog is to highlight features and function on z/TPF that clients might not know about. Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is one of these features that is not widely used.
SNMP is a standard way to manage and gather information about Internet Protocol (IP) networks. It is an open protocol that is available with many network management tools including IBM's Tivoli products.
SNMP consists of three major components that communicate with each other to manage and monitor TCP/IP networks:
z/TPF can be a SNMP agent and has the ability to report to a connected network management tool using the Management Information Base. This MIB data resides in main storage and is used to collect network statistics in z/TPF.
For example, items like:
SNMP information can also be displayed on z/TPF via functional message using ZSNMP DISPLAY.
MIBs supported by the z/TPF system are defined by the following Request for Comments (RFC) documents. Note that z/TPF does not support all of the options.
Customers can also create application specific MIBs to collect additional application specific counters and integrate this information with the standard SNMP data. In addition to custom MIBs, SNMP also has functionality to TRAP messages that can be sent to the SNMP manager when significant events occur. These SNMP traps can also be customized using user defined trap messages as well. z/TPF has also released Busi
z/TPF's SNMP support has been around for a while (it came out on PUT15 on TPF). SNMP has been upgraded over time and TPF development is interested in any newer functionality our customers might need in the future.
The original APAR was PJ27932 if you need program and installation instructions.
If you are interested, here is a TPFU
Also, click here for more detailed Information Center documentation about SNMP and z/TPF.
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