Metrics/Stats on on Netgear products
I was recommended here to ask about adding some additional metrics/monitoring/statistics (however you want to call it) support to Netgear smart switches.
I am a developer on the Prometheus Monitoring System. Prometheus is a popular open source system used by many large scale I would like to be able to support Netgear productus with our system. We have a very simple http/text protocol for collecting metrics. This protocol is fast becoming a defacto standard, and is being adopted by other monitoring systems as it is very easy to use.
As was stated in the other thread, some of the smart switches have very little cpu and memory resources in order to add new features. Compared to SNMP, adding Prometheus to a device which already has an http server is trivial. The web server simply needs to render a text page containing the metric data.
I think this interface would add a large amount of value for Netgear customers.