Design and Implementation of Management Information Base (MIB) Tester for TMN

Keizo SUGIYAMA  Hiroki HORIUCHI  Sadao OBANA  Kenji SUZUKI  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E82-B   No.11   pp.1753-1760
Publication Date: 1999/11/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on New Paradigms in Network Management)
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TMN,  OSI management,  conformance test,  MIB,  GDMO,  

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Summary: 
This paper discusses a design and an implementation of a MIB tester, a conformance test tool of Management Information Base (MIB) for TMN. A remote test method is used as a practical test configuration. We classify test purposes into three; basic interconnection test, capability test and behaviour test. Test items for the capability test are defined according to Managed Object Conformance Statement (MOCS) and Managed Relationship Conformance Statement (MRCS). Test items for the behaviour test is defined according to GDMO BEHAVIOUR clause. The MIB tester automatically generates test scenarios for capability tests, which are also used as those for the basic interconnection test, and supports the scenario creation of the behaviour test in an user-friendly manner. We evaluate the implemented MIB tester through its application to the actual TMN agents.