Adding new features
We are thinking of further Simulator development in these particular
Adding Notification Originator: to fully simulate an Agent, it should be
possible to generate TRAP and INFORM notifications on its behalf.
Arbitrary messages should be issued at pre-recorded or pre-programmed moments
of time and also as a reaction to certain changed to Managed Objects
Done at 0.2.0.
Adding SQL database backend: current implementation uses a plain-text
files for keeping static Agent snapshot. Many Simulator users requested a
value variation feature to be supported so that simulated Agents would look
live, not static. We are thinking that the variation and also dependencies
features would be best implemented as a relational database application.
With that new design we would move the contents of .snmprec files
into a SQL database so that the snapshot values could be modified by both
Simulator and an external application breathing life into simulated
Done at 0.2.0.
Recording and replaying a series of snapshots: from our perspective,
it looks useful to be able to run snmprec tools several times in a row
and store snapshotted data as a time-ordered collection. Then we would
make Simulator replaying snapshots choosing particular instance based
on current time (both snapshotting period on recording and time scale
on replaying would be configured).
Done at 0.2.1.
- Re-working data files indices implementation to get rid of dichotomy-based
in-file search what ultimately allows long-awaited comments in data files,
custom-ordered OIDs and better performance on GETNEXT/GETBULK operations.
Loading/unloading and re-loading data files automatically and without
Simulator restart. This proved to be especially useful in cases where
stateful variation modules are in use.
Done at 0.2.4.
- Letting data files and variation modules configuring custom
SNMPv1/v2c community names and SNMPv3 context names. That would allow
arbitrary context names (not just a hash values) and would let users
override file hierarchy-based credentials assignnment.
- Simulating SNMP table: while the latest Simulator release supports
writable OIDs and SQL backend (which also allows for writable OIDs with
potentially complex logic triggered by their access), we think a lightweight
variation module readily implementing a RowStatus-driven SNMP table would
also be handy. Users of that module would invoke it from their .snmprec
file for an OID subtree serving their SNMP table. The module would
accept basic configuration parameters such as: table columns OIDs and types,
valid index ranges, default initialization parameters.
- Simulating SNMP Notifications: current Simulator implementation can
only simulate SNMP Command Generator operations. The idea is to be able
to record SNMP Notifications coming from live SNMP Agents, store and replay
them at configured rate and possibly modified (variated) values.
- Implementing admin interface: we are considering the addition of
a browser-based management interface to the suite of snmpsim scripts that
would let user record and replay snapshots through a web browser. It would
also let you configure simulated Agents by move of a mouse.
If you need some particular feature - please,
drop us a note. Once
we see a greater demand in particular area, we would try to re-arrange
our resources to meet it sooner.
You could greater speed up and even ensure the development of these or
other features by sponsoring its development.
Please get back to us to discuss details.
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