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  • Proceedings of 1993 IEEE 1st International Workshop on Systems Management

    Publication Year: 1993
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  • Automatic selection of an update strategy for management data

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):101 - 109
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    Systems management operations are based on data that is distributed throughout the network. Monitoring this information requires network messages and can increase network traffic significantly. Selecting the right update strategy for such continuous management activities reduces the network load. Automatic selection of an update strategy is based on two factors: the access behavior of the managing... View full abstract»

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  • EMOSY: an SNMP protocol object generator for the protocol independent MIB

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):133 - 144
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    We describe a non-adhoc approach to building an SNMP protocol object for the Protocol Independent Management information Base (PIMIB). In the normal building process of an SNMP subagent, a certain amount of knowledge about the implementation of network resources is still necessary for connecting the MIB with the real network environment. Thus, for a specific MIB description, the development proces... View full abstract»

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  • Representing management policy using contract objects

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):27 - 30
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    The management of computer systems for an organisation depends heavily on the policies of that organisation and requires proper computer-based support. This paper presents a way of representing policies in a machine usable form based around the idea of contracts between various parties. Also described is how the Tobias system, a system administrator's workbench, uses this representation to provide... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic reconfiguration of hub-based networks

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):125 - 132
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    The flexibility that an intelligent hub adds to the planning, configuration, and management of a network of local area networks is discussed. We specifically address the capability to improve the performance of the overall system by flexing dynamically the boundaries of the constituent networks of a hub-based network according to traffic and quality of service demands. Guidelines for performing su... View full abstract»

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  • Managing interoperability using APPC

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):54 - 62
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    The need for realizing open systems is becoming inevitable. Interoperability is no more just an idea but a reality. At the same time, more systems are looking for protocols to support dialog paradigm. This paper describes an architecture in conjunction with Advanced Program-to-Program Communications LU 6.2 protocol to handle that challenge View full abstract»

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  • Data+understanding=management

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):7 - 12
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    This paper presents a methodology for describing aspects of computer systems, both hardware and software, in such a way that a product may be managed throughout ifs entire lifetime, from installation to final removal. A language is introduced, and first experimental results from the Dolphin system are given View full abstract»

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  • On hard real-time management information

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):90 - 100
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    Maintaining the quality of services for time-critical broadband applications on a high-speed network is an important subject for network management. Since the managed services are time-sensitive, the management applications managing these services must be real-time. This further implies that the real-time management applications must first have real-time management information to correctly take ma... View full abstract»

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  • An architecture for integrated system management of UNIX systems

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):72 - 80
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    This paper presents the concepts and design methods of an architecture for the management of interconnected UNIX systems. The basic parts of this architecture are a manager which is designed as an object-oriented database application, several functionally extended agents and an object-oriented, dynamically generatable user interface View full abstract»

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  • Monitoring and controlling distributed applications using Lomita

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):45 - 53
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    A high-level language and its runtime environment for monitoring and controlling distributed applications is presented. The syntax and semantics of the language is briefly explained, and then a complete example is given. In this example, Lomita is used to construct a distributed, load adapting service from a single non-distributed server prototype View full abstract»

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  • Relationships: implementing transparency in distributed management systems

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):118 - 124
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    Network systems consist of groups of objects which work together to fulfil common management functions. The required functionality of management systems depend on the management policy which applies to it, and governs its structure and behaviour. Management policy can be implemented as an active relationship between objects forming the management system where an active relationship includes a rela... View full abstract»

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  • System management research via behavior characterization

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):1 - 6
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    Since system management is very much environment and application dependent, past system management research has dealt mainly with solving problems of specific systems. As a result, the research results obtained often can not be reused or extended to different environment and applications. To remedy such shortcomings, we propose to study the behavior of system management techniques in generic envir... View full abstract»

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  • A generic management framework for distributed applications

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):63 - 71
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    Distributed applications are becoming larger and more complex. Management support for applications is often cited by end-users as the single most important aspect required in distributed computing systems. In order to ensure reliable and efficient operations, applications must be monitored and controlled. We present a framework for designing and developing distributed applications that can be mana... View full abstract»

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  • The integration of OSI network management and TCP/IP Internet management using SNMP

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):145 - 154
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    Network management refers to monitoring and controlling network elements. There are two different prevalent communication protocols used for network management, simple network management protocol (SNMP) proposed by IAB and common management information protocol (CMIP) by ISO/OSI. In this paper, we propose an efficient approach for the integration of OSI network management and TCP/IP Internet manag... View full abstract»

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  • Policy management: an architecture and approach

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):13 - 26
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    This paper deals with the role of policies in the management of large complex systems. An approach is suggested for the transformation of policy statements into executable process decision functions; and, an architecture is outlined to help organize the elements of policy in a manageable way. To illustrate the concepts, an example is given from information processing that conveys more concretely t... View full abstract»

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  • A unified approach to interpreting measurement data in performance management applications

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):81 - 89
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    A task common to many performance management applications is interpreting measurement data, such as identifying performance bottlenecks. This paper describes a uniform approach to representing measurement inter-relationships that supports measurement interpretation for a variety of performance management applications View full abstract»

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  • Distributed system management via elastic servers

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):31 - 35
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    Most distributed management applications are implemented as client server systems. The traditional client server paradigm fixes the functionality and interfaces provided by server processes at compile time. We propose the use of a more flexible paradigm: management by delegation to elastic servers. Elasticity, the ability to dynamically add and remove functionality of a server while it is executin... View full abstract»

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  • Applying network management standards to system management; the case for the common agent

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):110 - 117
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    This paper has four main parts. The first part describes the current network and systems management standards. The second part describes efforts to define managed objects for system management based on those standards. The third part gives some guidelines and recommendations on designing managed objects. The fourth part describes software called the POLYCENTER Common Agent developed within Digital... View full abstract»

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  • Distributed systems management as a group activity

    Publication Year: 1993, Page(s):36 - 44
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    It is important to consider systems management as part of a whole organisational management strategy, and, as such, to be aware of the impact of people on management. Within a flexible management framework we bring people within the terms of reference associated with systems management View full abstract»

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