The existing SNMP implementation has to be rewritten because it does not support a single point of management for multi-blade and cluster architectures. It also suffers from the following limitations:
- It is single threaded hence does not scale well
- Requires significant code modifications to add new MIBs
The existing implementation needs to be rewritten to provide a single point of management support for standalone, HA, and clustered configurations of Firewall instances running on service blades. The new implementation will provide for flexible registration of MIBs, and provide for greater system-wide stability.