An Implementation of the TMN-Based Integrated Management Display System

Hiroshi TOHJO  Tetsuya YAMAMURA  Tetsuaki GOTO  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E80-B    No.10    pp.1421-1428
Publication Date: 1997/10/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Network Interworking)
Category: System architecture
TMN,  multi-screen,  MO,  GDMO,  agent,  manager,  CMIS,  CMIP,  

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In order to efficiently conduct the complex operations of network OpSs (Operation Systems), we introduce the TMN-based Integrated Management Display System (IMD). IMD is able to control the display of windows monitoring individual operations on multiple screens such as project monitors. In this paper, we describe an implementation of the IMD and experimental results. This implementation consists of the Multi-Screen Control System (MSS), Multi-Screen Agent System (MSA) and Multi-Screen Manager System (MSM). MSA controls MSS directly via proprietary protocols. MSM manages MSA via the TMN Interface. MSA is modeled using the GDMO (Guidelines for the Definition of Managed Objects). Moreover, in order to realize cooperation with other OpSs, MSM is based on TMN. We confirm that MSM interworks with ATMOS (ATM Transport Network Operation System) and develop an alarm surveillance system for ATMOS using IMD at in an OpS-Room. Experiments verify that MSA can be controlled by MSM following the alarms emitted from the real network equipment of the ATM Transport Network. As a result, the operators can comprehend the operations information more quickly than is possible with the conventional system. By using the TMN-based Integrated Management Display System (IMD), operations such as alarm surveillance can be performed more efficiently.