WBMM> New parms for RegisterForManagement

WBMM> New parms for RegisterForManagement

WBMM> New parms for RegisterForManagement

McDonald, Ira imcdonald at sharplabs.com
Thu May 13 11:36:46 EDT 2004


Hi folks,

Problem statement:

When a WIMS Agent (on a managed system) _first_ starts
an HTTP connection to its configured or discovered WIMS 
Manager (fleet management system), the very _first_ 
operation request is RegisterForManagement.  And the
WIMS Manager must reply with an operation response that
includes a Schedule (probably including SetElements
and/or SetResources actions).  But the WIMS Manager 
doesn't know what actions or objects are supported 
by the WIMS Agent yet (only a subsequent SendReport or
SendAlert could inform him - too late).


Here's a solution:

RegisterForManagement (sourceURI : URI, targetURI : URI,
                       operations : SupportedOperations,
                       actions : SupportedActions,
                       objects : SupportedObjects)
                       status : StatusString,
                       schedule : Schedule

So that the Agent _tells_ this Manager what operations,
actions, and objects are supported by the Agent for this
particular Manager, who has already been authenticated 
(by either HTTP or TLS server authentication).

Both Pete Zehler and Bill Wagner agree that this is a
good enhancement to RegisterForManagement.

Comments?

Cheers,
- Ira

Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
PO Box 221  Grand Marais, MI  49839
phone: +1-906-494-2434
email: imcdonald at sharplabs.com



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