Problems in Management Information Retrieval for High-Speed Networks and a Peoposed Solution

Kohei OHTA  Nei KATO  Hideaki SONE  Glenn MANSFIELD  Yoshiaki NEMOTO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E79-B   No.8   pp.1054-1060
Publication Date: 1996/08/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Multimedia on Demand)
network management,  MIB architecture,  high speed networks,  quality of management information,  

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The up and coming multimedia services are based on real-time high-speed networks. For efficient operation of such services, real-time and precise network management is essential. In this paper, we show that presently available MIB designs are severely inadequate to support real-time network management. We point out and analyze the management constraints and bottlenecks. The concept of quality of management of management information is introduced and its importance in practical network management is discussed. We have proposed a new MIB architecture that will raise the quality of management information to meet the requirements of managing high-speed networks and multimedia services. Experimental results from a prototype implementation of the new MIB architecture are presented.