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Proceedings of the IEEE Third International Workshop on Systems Management

24-24 April 1998

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  • Proceedings of the IEEE Third International Workshop on Systems Management

    Publication Year: 1998
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  • The challenges of advanced ATM applications

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):24 - 25
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    Summary form only given. Some advanced ATM applications are reviewed in the context of the ATM Research Consortium (ARC), an experimental research network in Southern California. ARC consists of several research institutes and universities, such as UCLA, CalTech, UC Irvine, ISI (Information Sciences Institute), JPL, Harvey Mudd College (HMC), The Aerospace Corporation, and others. We highlight som... View full abstract»

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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s): 151
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  • A quality of service management testbed

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):57 - 66
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    Today's computing environments are becoming more and more distributed in nature. At the same time, the applications used in these environments are becoming more complicated and are being used in more mission critical roles in the enterprise. Consequently, users demands for performance, reliability, and availability are increasing rapidly. To meet these needs, a high level of quality of service mus... View full abstract»

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  • Improved resource management for the ITU T.122 standard

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):48 - 56
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    Conferencing applications facilitate communication and cooperation between distributed end-systems. Both the progress in communications and distributed algorithms and the increased performance of computers and networks make the employment of these applications possible. The ITU defined standards for conference applications are collected in the T.120 standards. The paper gives an overview of the re... View full abstract»

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  • A management interface for distributed fault tolerance CORBA services

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):98 - 107
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    CORBA is becoming an increasingly important middleware platform for distributed software applications in areas such as telecommunications. The DOORS fault-tolerance service is a CORBA service that adds fault tolerance to CORBA applications. We discuss the benefits of adding a management interface to services like DOORS. We design this interface and provide an implementation based on SNMP. The mana... View full abstract»

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  • Automated modular file-based distributed configuration management for Unix servers of heterogeneous applications

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):22 - 23
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    We describe a project to develop a configuration management solution that will allow several heterogeneous applications to access standardized common and operating system functionality in a Unix environment. The configuration requirements from several applications can be integrated on a single host. A file-based API to common functions allows applications to be modular and portable across Unix-lik... View full abstract»

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  • Computing MIB views via delegated agents

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):86 - 95
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (1)
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    Network management applications typically need to extract useful information from raw MIB data. At present, they must poll this data from embedded SNMP agents and compute the information of interest at a remote management platform. In a growing number of scenarios this is either impossible or impractical. This problem could be resolved if the application could execute computations at the agent tha... View full abstract»

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  • Interface management: a CORBA universal service manager

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):148 - 149
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    The Universal Service Manager (USM) is a Concept Exploration Prototype whose goal is to help the Defence Information Infrastructure Common Operating Environment reach its important objective of high levels of interoperability and compatible communications between systems. The USM provides a unified interface to a set of interfaces in a subsystem to make the interfacing between many modules or clas... View full abstract»

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  • Design and evaluation of a mobile information announcement system using WWW

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):38 - 47
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    With the advance of computer technologies, mobile computers can hold many local resources themselves. In many cases it is impossible to announce local resources on them because almost all information announcement systems are not designed for them. In this paper, an information announcement system for mobile computers based on WWW is proposed. The system efficiently announces resources on mobile co... View full abstract»

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  • Monitoring and diagnosing application response time with ARM

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):4 - 13
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    The ARM (Application Response Measurement) API provides a way to manage business transactions. By embedding simple calls to an agent supporting the ARM API, an application can be managed for availability, service level agreements, and capacity planning. Recent extensions to the API provide a way for applications to provide additional information about transactions, including the relationship betwe... View full abstract»

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  • Using multidimensional databases for problem determination and planning of a networked application

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):117 - 126
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    Systems management accounts for 60% to 80% of the cost of LAN-connected personal computers. This paper describes a decision support application to reduce systems management costs in the area of problem determination and capacity planning for the Legato Backup System as it is used at Columbia University. Central to the system management tasks addressed is the use of data navigation, especially dril... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive thresholding for proactive network problem detection

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):108 - 116
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    The detection of network fault scenarios has been achieved using the statistical information contained in the Management Information Base (MIB) variables. An appropriate subset of MIB variables was chosen in order to adequately describe the function of the node. The time series data obtained from these variables was analyzed using a sequential generalized likelihood ratio (GLR) test. The GLR test ... View full abstract»

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  • Application framework for rapid agent development

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):20 - 21
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    Network management usually employs 2- or 3-tier, sometimes, n-tier client-server architectures. The nth tier, counting from the user side, often is implemented as an SNMP agent. The agent developer (like any server developer) has to deal with a suite of generic middleware issues: naming, location, persistency, referential integrity. The sheer number of ATM and network management standar... View full abstract»

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  • A data warehouse for performance management of distributed systems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):68 - 77
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    Automating the performance management of a large distributed system requires database support for efficiently navigating large volumes of measurement data collected about the operation of the system and for performing analyses of that data. We argue that this database support can be best provided by a data warehouse and we describe a prototype of such a system View full abstract»

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  • Characterizing Lotus Notes email clients

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):128 - 132
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    Balancing the workload on servers requires a model of the distribution of work generated by email users. The simple model is that all users are equal, but we know from experience that this is not the case. Some users are much more demanding than others and can create server performance problems. This paper describes how to use Lotus Domino transaction counts to characterize email users by the work... View full abstract»

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  • Reducing coupling in distributed management frameworks

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):139 - 147
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    Existing management applications for distributed systems can suffer from tight coupling with the subsystems they manage making them sensitive to system change. We identify and provide definitions for the forms and types of coupling present in management applications and identify the relationships between them. We use this qualitative view of coupling to demonstrate how coupling manifests itself in... View full abstract»

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  • Towards a modular and interoperable SNMPv3

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):26 - 31
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    The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) was introduced in 1988 and is still widely implemented, deployed, and used. SNMPv3 is now in its final stages of standardization. From a practical perspective, we need to consider how telecommunication systems can be extended to consider different versions of SNMP, different applications and different security models. We present an object-oriented impl... View full abstract»

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  • Managing SNMP environments using mobile SnmpSql

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):78 - 85
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    The concept of mobile agents has become an alternative method for structuring software that can manage networks and distributed systems. We argue that the use of mobile agents, in conjunction with an appropriate data manipulation language (DML) could provide an optimal solution to some management scenarios. For example, to manage remote networks through low bandwidth leased lines, or to manage net... View full abstract»

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  • A management architecture for multi-agent systems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):133 - 138
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    Agents do have certain properties, such as autonomy, learning or mobility, which are useful to design and implement complex distributed applications. A multi-agent system is a network of cooperating agents each covering a well-defined and restricted part of the solution. Although agents are in principle autonomous they have to be monitored and controlled which is the task of the management of the ... View full abstract»

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  • A mobile agent for asynchronous administration of multiple DBMS servers

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):32 - 33
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    Informix-Enterprise Command Center (IECC) is a graphical systems management tool to administer Informix database servers (DBMS) in a distributed network environment. It is designed to administer hundreds of DBMSs across multiple geographic regions from multiple remote clients. DBMS administrative tasks include such operations as start/stop DBMS, create new spaces for database tables, add/delete us... View full abstract»

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