Friday, September 24, 2010

IETF Energy Management (EMAN) Working group approved!!

Energy Management (eman) working group

Description:

Energy management is becoming an additional requirement for network management systems due to several factors including the rising and fluctuating energy costs, the increased awareness of the ecological impact of operating networks and devices, and the regulation of governments on energy consumption and production.
The WG will investigate existing standards such as those from the IEC, ANSI, DMTF and others, and reuse existing work as much as possible. The EMAN WG will work on the management of energy-aware devices, Covered by the following items:

1. Requirements for energy management.
The EMAN WG will develop a requirements document that will specify energy management properties that will allow networks and devices to become energy aware. In addition to energy awareness requirements, the need for control functions will be discussed. Specifically the need to monitor and control properties of devices that are remote to the reporting device should be discussed.

2. Energy management framework.
The EMAN WG will create a framework document that will describe extensions to current management framework, required for energy management. This includes: power and energy monitoring, power states,
power state control, and potential power state transitions. The framework will focus on energy management for IP-based network equipment (routers, switches, PCs, IP cameras, phones and the like).
Particularly, the relationships between reporting devices, remote devices, and monitoring probes (such as might be used in low-power and lossy networks) need to be elaborated. For the case of a device reporting on behalf of other devices and controlling those devices, the framework will address the issues of discovery and identification of remote devices.

3. Energy-aware Networks and Devices MIB document
The EMAN WG will develop a MIB module for monitoring energy-aware networks and devices. The module will address devices identification, context information, and potential relationship between reporting
devices, remote devices, and monitoring probes.

4. Power and Energy Monitoring MIB document The EMAN WG will develop a document defining managed objects for monitoring of power states and energy consumption/production. The monitoring of power states includes: retrieving power states, properties of power states, current power state, power state transitions, and power state statistics.
The managed objects will provide means for reporting detailed properties of the actual energy rate (power) and of accumulated energy. Further, it will provide information on electrical power quality.

5. Battery MIB document
The EMAN WG will develop a document defining managed objects for battery monitoring, which will provide means for reporting detailed properties of the actual charge, age, and state of a battery and of battery
statistics.

6. Applicability statement
The EMAN WG will develop an applicability statement, describing the variety of applications that can use the energy framework and associated MIB modules. Potential examples are building networks, home energy
gateway, etc. Finally, the document will also discuss relationships of the framework to other architectures and frameworks (such as smartgrid).
The applicability statement will explain the relationship between the work in this WG and the other existing standards such as those from the IEC, ANSI, DMTF, and others.



Goals and Milestones

Dec 2010 Publish Internet draft on Energy Management Requirements
Dec 2010 Publish Internet draft on Energy Management Framework
Dec 2010 Publish Internet draft on Energy-aware Networks and Devices MIB
Dec 2010 Publish Internet draft on Power and Energy Monitoring MIB
Dec 2010 Publish Internet draft on Battery MIB
Apr 2011 Publish Internet draft on Energy Management Applicability
May 2011 Submit Internet draft on Energy Management Requirements for publication as Informational RFC
Sep 2011 Submit Internet draft on Energy Management Framework for publication as Informational RFC
Sep 2011 Submit Internet draft on Energy-aware Networks and Devices MIB for publication as Standard Track RFC
Sep 2011 Submit Internet draft on Power and Energy Monitoring MIB for publication as Standard Track RFC
Sep 2011 Submit Internet draft on Battery MIB for publication as Standard Track RFC
Dec 2011 Submit Internet draft on Energy Management Applicability for publication as Informational RFC

Source: IETF

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