Distributed Systems Management for OSI Environment: System Configuration, Communication Methods and Their Behavior

Seung-Seob PARK

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E75-B    No.8    pp.691-700
Publication Date: 1992/08/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on the 4th Japan-Korea Joint Conference on Communications, Networks, Switching Systems and Satellite Communications (4th JC-CNSS))
distributed systems management (DSM),  ISO,  manager-manager interactions,  negotiation process,  cooperation,  distributed network management system (DNMS),  

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As the size and complexity of network increases, the distributed systems management (DSM) will be vital in order to improve the availability of network management, to reduce the complexity of network operations, and to provide the high reliability. In this paper, we (1) describe general requirements required for systems management in distributed environment, (2) introduce the basic structure of distributed network management system (DNMS) for efficient network management, and also especially illustrate the concrete design of system management application process which is an important element among them, (3) propose the connectionless CMIP to accomplish for effectively managing the distributed management system, and indicate its efficiency; this protocol is available to manage dynamically changing DSM environment, to negotiate among the managing systems, to handle the dynamic informations etc. Finally, (4) the behavior and software structure of a suggested management system during negotiation to execute the received request for implementation are presented.