Integral management agents in a chassis.

gallagher@quiver.enet.dec.com Wed, 30 December 1992 15:14 UTC

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Subject: Integral management agents in a chassis.


Howdy,

How would a chassis with a built-in management agent be represented in
the chasSlotTable?  It has no slot number.

Slot number '0' can't be used since a table can't be indexed by zero.
Making is slot number '1' is misleading to users since the actual slot 
numbers printed on the chassis are 1-8.

Slot number 'chasNumSlots + 1' could be used.  For example, in an 8 slot
hub the management agent would be said to occupy slot 9.  This isn't very
pretty either.

Any suggestions?
						-Shawn