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  • IEEE Second International Workshop on Systems Management Proceedings

    Publication Year: 1996
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  • Proceedings of IEEE International Workshop on System Management

    Publication Year: 1996
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    Publication Year: 1996
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  • An approach to selecting metrics for detecting performance problems in information systems

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):30 - 39
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (1)
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    Early detection of performance problems is essential to limit their scope and impact. Most commonly, performance problems are detected by applying threshold tests to a set of detection metrics. For example, suppose that disk utilization is a detection metric, and its threshold value is 80%. Then, an alarm is raised if disk utilization exceeds 80%. Unfortunately, the ad hoc manner in which detectio... View full abstract»

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  • Policy definition language for automated management of distributed systems

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):55 - 64
    Cited by:  Papers (14)  |  Patents (7)
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    The heterogeneity, increasing size and complexity of distributed systems requires new architectures, strategies, and tools for their technical management. In this paper we propose a policy based approach to distributed systems management. The use of different abstraction levels allows a stepwise refinement from an informal strategic level to a formalized operational level. On the lowest level, we ... View full abstract»

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  • Performance evaluation for distributed system components

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):20 - 29
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    The performance evaluation of hardware and software system components is based on statistics that are long views on the behavior of these components. Since system resources may have unexpected behavior, relevant current information becomes useful in the management process of these systems, especially for data gathering, reconfiguration, and fault detection activities. Actually, there are few crite... View full abstract»

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  • Applying the policy concept to the management of ATM networks

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):47 - 54
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    The introduction of sophisticated processing capabilities within current networks allows to provide more advanced services to users and a high level of customization. This has led to the need of an integrated management of network, system and application resources. Furthermore, the large number and diversity of the resources to be managed in such processing and communication environments stressed ... View full abstract»

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  • Using persistent objects for configuration management in distributed systems

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):1 - 8
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    The configuration management service is responsible for providing description for managed entities in the system. It is also responsible for change management. This service, along with monitoring management, can be considered as the most basic management service that all other services need. It becomes particularly important with modern distributed systems where we have a large number of heterogen... View full abstract»

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  • A performance application for proactive network management

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):15 - 19
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    The new concept of proactive network management aims at identifying the existing troubles in advance to any performance degradation, as well as providing support for future decision-making actions. Within this context, a proposal for performance evaluation applying the proactive concepts is here introduced. Moreover, theoretical and practical aspects emphasize the importance of the approach in que... View full abstract»

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  • Surfin' network resources across the Web

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):158 - 167
    Cited by:  Papers (7)  |  Patents (10)
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    Network management standards provide a basis for hiding differences between resources, along with a method of managing them in a consistent way. Frequently, network management tools are based on proprietary products and are often complex both to use and to install. The increasing popularity of the World Wide Web, with its established user interface and the ability to run on almost any platform. of... View full abstract»

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  • Managing distributed systems using OSI systems management

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):117 - 126
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    Management systems are needed in order to guarantee the reliability, availability and performance of distributed software applications. One of the important requirements for a management system is that it should be easy to develop, so that developers do not spend an inordinate amount of time making their applications manageable. Also, management systems should be based on open management standards... View full abstract»

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  • An analysis of the OSI systems management architecture from an ODP perspective

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):72 - 81
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    This paper analyses the OSI Systems Management Architecture (SMA) in terms of the RM-ODP concepts and architecture. It explains why ISO and ITU are considering new modelling techniques for implementing distributed systems management. In the information viewpoint, these new techniques might be inspired from GDMO. The paper also examines the use of automatic translation tools (GDMO to CORBA IDL tran... View full abstract»

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  • A management policies framework

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):40 - 46
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    Policies are one aspect of administrative information which make an important impact on management objects (physical and logical resources, users...) within the administration of a system. Indeed they determine the management task to be performed upon managed objects in order to achieve management goals. The issue of managing telecommunication and computer networks through policies has not been co... View full abstract»

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  • Design of run-time configuration manager for a multimedia network environment

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):9 - 14
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    Networks supporting multimedia applications allow connections to be established and released. Various network resources are required when connections are established and become available when connections are released. In order to make effective use of these resources and to reduce end-to-end delays, run-time configuration management is essentially required in such an environment. In this paper, we... View full abstract»

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  • Implementation of distributed systems management policies: a framework for the application of intelligent agent technology

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):127 - 135
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    As today's businesses become more dependent on their networks and computing infrastructure for service delivery, failures in that infrastructure translate into business losses. Mechanisms are needed to control the behaviour of the ever more complex and heterogeneous distributed computing infrastructure. Management policies, derived from business goals and objectives, give structure to the use of t... View full abstract»

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  • Specifying lifecycles of object interactions within distributed systems

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):82 - 91
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    Presents a state model for interface bindings, as defined by those recommendations of the Basic Reference Model of Open Distributed Processing (ODP) that concern object interactions. To distinguish between other kinds of relationship bindings, such as associations and aggregations, we call the interactions across object interfaces “cooperation relations”. In order to manage the configu... View full abstract»

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  • Using multicast-SNMP to coordinate distributed management agents

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):136 - 141
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    This paper presents a mechanism that allows one to implement coordination primitives for cooperating management agents based on the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). The multicast extensions presented in this paper allow one to maintain group information of cooperating SNMP agents. We also show how an election algorithm can be implemented by multicasting SNMP messages. Election algorithms... View full abstract»

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  • A flexible and scalable approach to navigating measurement data in performance management applications

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):92 - 103
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    Managing the performance of large distributed systems requires flexible and scalable approaches to automating measurement navigation. Unfortunately, existing approaches achieve scalability by severely limiting flexibility. This paper considers an approach that infers navigations from a dimensional representation of the measurement name space. Doing so provides flexible navigation and results in dr... View full abstract»

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  • The alarm information base: a repository for enterprise management

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):142 - 147
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    In a typical enterprise operations center, the effective processing of alarms is crucial to the successful management of an information technology environment. Service-affecting alarms can originate from many sources, including customer-premise and carrier networking elements, computing systems (hardware and software) and other managed equipment. Although alarms are often viewed simply as text str... View full abstract»

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  • Efficient management data acquisition and run-time control of DCE applications using the OSI management framework

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):104 - 111
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    The goal of a management system in a distributed computing environment (DCE) is to provide a centralized and coordinated view of an otherwise distributed and heterogeneous collection of hardware and software resources. The management software required to achieve this goal will, within a policy framework, monitor, analyze and control network resources, system services and distributed application pr... View full abstract»

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  • Supporting distributed management in a telecommunications management network (TMN) environment

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):148 - 157
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    As telecommunications networks and services are getting larger and more complex, telecommunication service providers around the world are desperately looking for solutions to manage and control them. A telecommunications management network (TMN) has been envisioned to provide a framework for the operation, administration, maintenance and provisioning (OAM&P) of telecommunications networks and ... View full abstract»

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  • A prototype implementation of performance management in HANURI/M

    Publication Year: 1996, Page(s):112 - 116
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    In a distributed processing environment, good management tools make the environment very reliable. We have developed a prototype of distributed systems management software, which is called HANURI/M. HANURI/M provides configuration, fault and performance management services in a distributed environment. Performance management is one of the most important distributed management functions. HANURI/M m... View full abstract»

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