A Construction Manager System over an ATM Transport Network Operation System Verification of the Basic Technique of Flowthrough Operation in Configuration Management

Hiroshi TOHJO

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E80-B    No.6    pp.833-840
Publication Date: 1997/06/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Network Operations and Management)
Category: System Implementation
ATM,  TMN,  OpS,  construction manager system,  flowthrough operation,  configuration management,  

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We have studied the flowthrough operation to simplify operation processes and to promote the efficiency of operation flows. In this paper, we introduce the Construction Manager System (CMS) that cooperates with the ATM Transport Network Operation System (ATMOS). This system directs the construction processes using the construction tickets newly defined by the GDMO (Guidelines for the Definitions of Managed Objects); these tickets and action scenarios are prepared inside the SMS (Scenario Management System). We confirm that CMS can perform construction management using the construction tickets instead of the traditional off-line communications such as the telephone and the facsimile. Furthermore, because CMS cooperates with ATMOS, it is able to manage actual network elements (NEs) and conduct board costruction processes by using construction tickets. Moreover, CMS can confirm that the construction processes of the actual NEs have actually been executed through the Q3 interface. As a result, we verify the basic technique for flowthrough operation for configuration management.