[WIMS] Proposal - Power Log only on System object

[WIMS] Proposal - Power Log only on System object

[WIMS] Proposal - Power Log only on System object

Ira McDonald blueroofmusic at gmail.com
Fri Oct 23 19:58:25 UTC 2009


Hi,

[ Thinking about the Power MIB in relation to the
Printer MIB (especially prtAlertTable and trap) ]

I propose that Power Log occurs only on System
object.

DMTF CIM (and Printer MIB and other IETF MIBs)
instantiates logs only on whole Systems or Devices
(but not on minor components like Subunits).

DMTF CIM won't *let* us put a log on a minor
component, so the current Power Model has a
serious mapping issue.

I propose that the revised Power Log group
should have the same single key (LogID) and
two new elements named:

ComponentType
- existing powMonitorComponentType in MIB
ComponentID
- add new powMonitorComponentIndex in MIB

which, in turn, correspond to prtAlertGroup and
prtAlertGroupIndex in Printer MIB.

Both ComponentType and ComponentID are
implicit in the XML Schema - first is the enclosing
object type and second is either '1' for System or
<subunit>ID (like InputTrayID / prtInputIndex).

Comments?

Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
Chair - Linux Foundation Open Printing WG
Blue Roof Music/High North Inc
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