This module defines the MIB for IP SLA Automation. IP SLA Automation consists of the following: 1. Use of grouping - Group is an aggregation of operations
sharing the same type, for example UDP jitter type, with common characteristics like frequency, interval etc. Groups are formed by policies dictated either per customer, or by service level or any other requirements. So, for example, there could be separate groups for customers named Customer A, Customer B etc, or service levels named Gold-service, Silver-service etc. A single group will contain one and only one IP SLA operation definition or reference a single template.
- Use of templates - It has been observed that operations can be configured quickly if the variants such as IP address and ports can be configured separately and then combined with a template consisting of invariants. This allows for re-use of the invariant template with various combinations of destination addresses and ports, the benefits for which are multiplied when considering groupings.
- Auto operations - With this feature the software will try to automatically kickstart operations by making intelligent assumptions. For example, if no specific operation is referenced by the group configuration then an ICMP jitter operation is assumed by default.