Integrated Network and Systems Management (Data Communications and Networks)

Integrated Network and Systems Management (Data Communications and Networks)

By: Sebastian Abeck (author), Heinz-Gerd Hegering (author)Paperback

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With the tremendous proliferation of communications networks and connected computer systems, the task of ensuring effective and efficient operation become a major challenge. This book presents the state-of-the- art principles and techniques of integrated management systems, with emphasis on a manufacturer-independent approach.

  • The two most important vendor-independent approaches, OSI management and Internet management, are described and evaluated according to how each architecture supports integrated network and system management.
  • Strategies are presented for moving from vendor-specific to vendor- independent management systems.
  • The most important tools and platforms needed for putting management concepts into practice are discussed fully, including the integration of isolated tools into platforms to yield an integrated management solution.
  • Proven management scenarios like component management and system management are explored along with emerging management scenarios like application management and enterprise management.

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Preface Part I: Foundations *1. Foundations of communication systems and distributed systems Architectures * Protocols * Resources *2. Foundations of network management and system management Network management from the provider's point of view * Management dimensions * Differentiation between network and system management Part II: Management Architectures *3. Need for and requirements of integrated management *4. Submodels of a network management architecture Information model * Organizational model * Communication model * Functional model *5. OSI network management Overview * OSI information model * OSI organizational model * OSI communication model * OSI functional model * Assessment, open questions *6. Internet management Internet Activities Board * Internet management architecture model * Internet information model * Simple network management protocol * Internet MIBs * SNMPv2 * Comparison of ISO and IAB approaches to management *7. Other manufacturer-independent architectures IEEE LAN/MAN management * ITU-S telecommunications management network (TMN) * OSF distributed management environment (DME) * ISO open distributed processing (ODP) * Other manufacturer-independent activities *8.Gateways between management architectures Protocol gateways * Interface gateways * MIB gateways *9.Manufacturer-specific network management architectures and approaches to the migration to open architectures SNA network management * TRANSVIEW (Siemans Nixdorf) * Other manufacturer approaches Part III: Management Tools *10. Properties and classes of tools Introduction * Criteria for classifying management tools * A general classification scheme *11. Isolated management tools Test sets * Protocol analysers * Tools from the internet area * Documentation systems * Trouble ticket systems *12. Management platforms Archetecture of management platforms * Infrastructure of a management platform * User interface * Basic applications * Selection criteria *13. Development tools for management MIB tools * Tools for designing user interfaces * Development environments for implementing management applications *14. Integration of management tools into platforms Forms of integration * User-interface integration * Integration via a proxy agent * Data integration * Total integration Part IV: Tried and Tested Management Scenarios *15. Component management Introduction to the management scenario * Management of LAN components * Management of WAN components *16. System management Management areas from the user's viewpoint * Management areas from the administrator's viewpoint * Integration of system management Part V: Future Management Scenarios, Open Questions *17. Application management Introduction to the management scenario * ODP as the basis for integrated application management * Existing solutions *18. Enterprise management Introduction to the management scenario * Positioning the management problem in the enterprise context * Technical possibilities for implementing corporate management * View of an enterprise management architecture *19. Open questions in network and system management Information model * Organizational model * Functional model * Integration of system management * Abbreviations * Bibliography * Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 02/09/1994
  • ISBN13: 9780201593778
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 504
  • ID: 9780201593778
  • weight: 1415
  • ISBN10: 0201593777

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