Dual stack monitoring

Bug #1063699 reported by Morten Brekkevold
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Bug Description

For a dual-stack host with both IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity, it would be nice to have provisions in NAV for monitoring both.

The challenge is to figure out how NAV would do alerting and topology analysis when only one of the addresses stop responding to ping/echo requests.

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Morten Brekkevold (mbrekkevold) wrote :

Some comments from DeiC, the Danish research network (these are not verbatim, but transcribed by Vidar):

This does not apply to equipment monitored with SNMP as ipdevpoll in that case
derives all IP addresses for the IP device in questions.
So this primarily applies to the category SRV.

In "seed database" if the IP device is of category SRV the second
registration form should have an additional field "Additional IP address".
Perhaps in plural, so a list of IP addresses can be added, both IPv4 and IPv6
(some servers have two network cards and then possibly two IPv4 and two IPv6
addresses).

The feature request Monitor all IP addresses" should take care of status
monitoring of the additional IP addresses. The Box down event should still be
based on the primary registered IP address.

A challenge is how the service monitor should behave. Perhaps the
"seed database" service monitoring configuration should include
a check box "monitor all registered IP addresses".

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