Like the 120 volt standard for electricity, the appearance of standards in network management heralds new opportunities for creativity and achievement. As one example, within the framework of these evolving standards, consider a system of local area networks connecting computing equipment from different vendors. A bridge 1qc. k:8 up because of a transient caused by a repeater failure. The result is a massive disconnecHon of virtual circuits. What is the role of the manager and the network management system in solving the problem? How does the vendor implement the solution? How does the user use it? What measurements should be made? How should they be displayed? How much of the diagnosis and correction should be automated? How does the solution change with different hardware and software? In the IEEE Communications Magazine, I recently reported a timely illustration in the area of problems in fault management. At the workshop hotel, "I was waiting for a room assignment at the reception desk, when my attendant left the counter for a moment. Upon returning, he took one look at his screen and whined an accusatory question at everyone in sight, 'Who logged out my terminal?' Who indeed! It wasn't any of us. It was the system.
I. Perspectives on Network Management.- *Introduction and Overview, the Editors.- *Network Management Alternatives for the Future.- *Recent FCC Policies and Network Management.- *Technology Impacting Network Management.- * Integrated Network Management.- * Open Systems Management Standards.- II. Techniques And Databases For Managing Heterogeneous Networks.- * Introduction and Overview, the Editors.- * Implementing Integrated Monitoring Systems for Heterogeneous Networks.- * Implementing Network Management in a Multi-Vendor Environment - A User Perspective.- * Network Management Policies: What Aims and How to Pursue Them.- * Database Management for an Integrated Network Management System.- III. Architectures And Systems For Network Management.- * Introduction and Overview, the Editors.- * Service Performance Requirements in the Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) Environment.- * Extensibility of an Enterprise Mangement Director.- * Network Mangement for the PBX Market.- * X.25 PAD, Concentrator and Gateway Network Management - Towards a UNMA Environment.- * Control and Management of SONET Based Fiber Networks.- * Defense Data Network Fault Isolation System.- IV. Expert Systems Applications To Network Management.- * Introduction and Overview, the Editors.- * Applying Artificial Intelligence Techniques To The Management Of Heterogeneous Networks.- * The Integration of Human and Machine Intelligence in Network Management and Control.- * Genesis, A Real-Time Expert System For Network Control.- * An Expert System For Diagnosing Performance Problems in SNA Networks.- * Applications of Expert Systems to Network Surveillance.- * Nora: An Intelligent Advisor For Traffic Network Management.- V. Fault And Performance Management.- * Introduction and Overview.- * Dynamic Access Capacity Management in a Multiservice Packet-Mode Environment.- * Fault Isolation in Communication Networks with Local Directed Graphs.- * Minimal Length Test Sequences for Protocol Conformance.- * On the Design of Observers for Fault Detection in Communication Networks.- * The Application of the Partition Function in Revenue-Oriented Performance Analysis for Network Management.- VI. Management Of Network Routing.- * Session Chairman Report on the Dynamic Routing Session.- * Network Routing Evolution.- * Advanced Routing Techniques: Using Advanced Intelligent Network Functional Components and Data Base Controls.- * Control of Multi-Domain Networks.- * PARS: A Predictive Access-Control and Routing Strategy for Real-Time Control of Telecommunication Networks.- * Stochastic Integrals and the Calculations of Performance in Dynamic Control/State Dependent Routing Networks.- VII. User Interfaces For Network Management.- * Network Management User Interfaces.- * Network Management Software and User Interfaces: Issues and Approaches.- AUTHOR INDEX.
Series: Series; 48
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 31st July 1990
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78
Weight (kg): 1.02