Network Management in Fiber-Optic Passive Star Networks

Kimio OGUCHI  Yoshiro HAKAMATA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E74-B   No.9   pp.2737-2746
Publication Date: 1991/09/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on LAN: High Speed, Multimedia, and Reliability)

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This paper describes the key areas of support network management in a fiber-optic passive star-configured local area network (SOLARnet) from the view point of lower layer functions. The network manages all network elements including communications control adapters and transmission medium. This is accomplished with a network control terminal that handles management duties such as operation, administration and maintenance. Key areas discussed are architecture and management functions that perform management duties. Management functions used by SOLARnet, together with its systematic outline and protocol are also shown. In a field test, the network operated reliably using the network management functions.