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  • Integrated Network Management VI. Distributed Management for the Networked Millennium. Proceedings of the Sixth IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management. (Cat. No.99EX302)

    Publication Year: 1999
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    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):957 - 958
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  • Event aggregation and distribution in Web-based management systems

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):35 - 48
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (2)
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    As networks grow in size, managers rely increasingly on asynchronous notifications (events) for most management tasks. With the increasing popularity of the Web as a means of providing access to network management services, there is a strong demand for enabling platforms that provide these services in a scalable and cost-effective way. This paper presents the architecture of the event generation a... View full abstract»

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  • Intelligent agents for network management: a fault detection experiment

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):595 - 609
    Cited by:  Papers (9)
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    We present an architecture for flexible intelligent agents dedicated to building network management systems and their application for a concrete experiment. The agent architecture is based on skills that can be plugged into an agent brain. The skill is a piece of code that can be loaded seamlessly into an agent to supply it with more new capabilities. The brain is a common part that governs the wh... View full abstract»

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  • Web-based messaging management using Java servlets

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):19 - 33
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (7)
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    This paper explains the function and design of a prototype messaging management station based upon leading-edge Java servlet technologies and the World-Wide Web. Web technologies bring valuable cost improvements, flexibility, and security enhancements to the fault management and performance management of electronic messaging systems. Web technologies can also be used to provide an integrated manag... View full abstract»

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  • Composite events for network event correlation

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):247 - 260
    Cited by:  Papers (35)  |  Patents (9)
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    With the increasing complexity of enterprise networks and the Internet, event correlation is playing an increasingly important role in network as well as integrated system management systems. Even though the timing of events often reveals important diagnostic information about event relationships and should therefore be represented in event correlation rules or models, most extant approaches lack ... View full abstract»

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  • MIBlets: a practical approach to virtual network management

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):201 - 215
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    This paper introduces the MIBlet concept as a means for effectively designing and managing virtual networks (VN). MIBlets are logical structures providing abstract and selective views of the physical network resources allocated to VN customers. They result from the partitioning of the network resources (their MIB representations) and restrict customers' access only to those resources allocated to ... View full abstract»

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  • Minimizing the monitoring cost in network management

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):155 - 169
    Cited by:  Papers (4)  |  Patents (1)
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    Many rapidly-changing environments need to be monitored to ensure that they stay within acceptable parameters. The monitoring consists of measuring properties of the environment, and of inferring an aggregate predicate from these measurements. In many cases it is too complex, or too expensive to conduct explicit monitoring at all times. In these cases, information (integrity constraints) on the ev... View full abstract»

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  • A CSP approach to IT service management

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):945 - 946
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    Problems in planning IT services can be regarded as constraint satisfaction problems (CSP). A CSP is defined by a set of variables, a set of values for variables, and a set of constraints over variables. A solution to the CSP is an assignment of variables (i.e., a value for each variable) such that all constraints are satisfied View full abstract»

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  • An Adaptable Network Control and Reporting System (ANCORS)

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):401 - 414
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    We present ANCORS, an Adaptable Network Control and Reporting System that merges technology from network management and distributed simulation to provide a unified paradigm for assessing, controlling, and designing active networks. ANCORS introduces a framework to assist in managing the substantial complexities of software reuse and scalability in active network environments. Specifically, ANCORS ... View full abstract»

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  • WDM network management: experiences gained in a European field trial

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):485 - 498
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    The European research project MOON (Management of Optical Networks) has developed a concept for the management of optical WDM (wavelength division multiplexing) networks based on the TMN architecture. This concept comprises the operation, administration, and maintenance (OAM) mechanisms as well as an information model specified in GDMO (Guidelines for the Definition of Managed Objects). A prototyp... View full abstract»

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  • Managing the management: CORBA-based instrumentation of management systems

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):577 - 590
    Cited by:  Papers (2)  |  Patents (2)
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    In liberalized (tele)communication markets, the goal of integrated management has become particularly demanding because now an arbitrary number of service providers need to dynamically exchange customer- and technology-related data. In this context, management systems are crucial for seamless interworking because they contain the management information that has to be shared between service provide... View full abstract»

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  • A management information tree architecture supporting efficient managed object selection

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):109 - 122
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    This paper deals with the architecture, design and implementation of a management information tree (MIT) supporting efficient managed object (MO) selection. We present the architecture and mechanism of the MIT in detail and also show how the proposed architecture is implemented in a telecommunication management network (TMN) platform. In addition, we present a new mechanism decreasing MO selection... View full abstract»

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  • A constraint-based approach to fault management for groupware services

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):731 - 744
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    There is no standard model at the service layer. However, fault management to distributed services and applications needs to construct and utilize complex models of the participating objects and their interdependencies. Thus, model-based fault management tools can predict the correct behavior of diagnosed systems and use the resulting predictions to identify faults. When used on-line in real syste... View full abstract»

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  • Push vs. pull in Web-based network management

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):3 - 18
    Cited by:  Papers (12)  |  Patents (4)
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    In this paper, we build on the concept of the embedded management application, proposed by Wellens and Auerbach (1996), and present two models of network management application designs that rely on Web technologies. First, the pull model, based on the request/response paradigm, is a generalization of data polling in the SNMP management framework. We explain how to use it for ad hoc management (e.g... View full abstract»

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  • Decentralized SNMP management with mobile agents

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):623 - 635
    Cited by:  Papers (16)  |  Patents (2)
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    The mobile agent paradigm can be employed effectively for the decentralized management of complex networks. Nevertheless, legacy management protocols such as SNMP need to be supported for reasons of migration and efficiency. We show how the integration of the two paradigms leads to a flexibly adjustable decentralized management architecture. NetDoctor is a network management application framework ... View full abstract»

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  • The development of integrated inter and intra domain management services

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):279 - 292
    Cited by:  Patents (2)
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    Service providers are under increasing competitive pressure to reduce costs, increase customer service and introduce new services. Speed of deployment, ease of reuse of existing components and co-operation across organizational boundaries are vital for management systems to succeed in such an environment. This requires a significant change in the way management systems are modeled and developed. T... View full abstract»

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  • A conceptual framework for network management event correlation and filtering systems

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):233 - 246
    Cited by:  Papers (37)  |  Patents (8)
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    Event correlation is a key functionality of a network management system that is used to determine the root cause of faults in a network, and to filter out redundant and spurious events. A number of event correlation systems have been proposed. The event correlation systems generally combine causal and temporal correlation models with the topology of a network. The power and robustness of the model... View full abstract»

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  • The multi-layer VPN management architecture

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):187 - 200
    Cited by:  Patents (52)
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    This paper proposes management architecture of a multi-layer virtual private network over the broadband network that will play an important role at the initial stages of the broadband era. To provide flexible management capabilities with the administrator of the VPN, we adopt a layering concept and abstraction mechanism to give a simple view of the real connection at service management level. The ... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic polling scheme based on time variation of network management information values

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):141 - 154
    Cited by:  Papers (11)  |  Patents (1)
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    Network monitoring is one of the most significant functions in network management to understand the state of a network in real-time. In network management, such as SNMP (simple network management protocol), polling is used for this purpose. If the time interval for two consecutive polling requests is too long, then we cannot understand the state of the network in real-time. Conversely, if it is to... View full abstract»

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  • Generic performance management of multiservice networks

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):943 - 944
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    This paper discusses various approaches to the development of an integrated and automated network performance measurement tool. Adopting an object-orientated approach to the entire system design can assist this requirement for intelligence in a distributed manner. The authors have found the JAVA language to greatly assist in this task and this language has been used for all aspects of the system f... View full abstract»

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  • The impact of active networking technology on service management in a telecom environment

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):385 - 400
    Cited by:  Papers (7)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (792 KB)

    Active networking, where network nodes perform customized processing of packets, is a rapidly expanding field of research. This paper is based on the assumption that active networking technology will mature to a point where it can be commercially deployed on a larger scale. We investigate the realization of service provisioning and service management in a telecommunication environment that is base... View full abstract»

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  • Automatic topology discovery and virtual connection trace for ATM networks using SNMP

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):939 - 940
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (1)
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    This paper describes the MIB objects in the ATM-MIB module defined in RFC1695 and the Fore-Switch-MIB module defined by Fore Systems Incorporated which are useful in automatic discovery of ATM network topologies and tracing ATM virtual connections. The key ideas for automatic topology discovery and virtual connection trace for ATM networks are presented. We have implemented an ATM topology discove... View full abstract»

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  • A case study of a WDM agent

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):477 - 483
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    This paper presents a case study of the development of a WDM agent for the control of two prototype photonic network elements, an optical add/drop multiplexer and an optical cross-connect. Even though the hardware developed for these prototypes is too small for a commercial device, the software is fully featured, and with modifications, could support devices of many times the complexity of the pro... View full abstract»

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  • An event notification framework based on Java and CORBA

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):563 - 576
    Cited by:  Patents (16)
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (704 KB)

    Event notification is essential in network management. Many components in a distributed NMS need an event notification mechanism, and so an event notification framework is expected to facilitate the development of the components. CORBA is a promising platform to build such a framework, but its performance is not sufficient for monitoring large-scale networks. This paper proposes an event notificat... View full abstract»

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