Meta-management of dynamic distributed network managers (MEMAD)

Ran Giladi, Merav Gat

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Distributed network management systems (NMS) have become a crucial necessity, especially for overcoming centralized NMS restrictions such as scalability and inefficient use of network resources. Such systems will also be instrumental in meeting the need for high-power computers and storage capabilities on the NMS platform. Modern technologies used in distributed NMS include management by delegating agents and mobile codes. These methods lead to the creation of a hierarchical architecture, since it simplifies management of the distributed agents. Peer management results in a dynamic, survivable and efficient way of managing the network, but it requires a complicated metamanagement mechanism to handle the managers. This study suggests an architecture for this purpose. We term this model MetaManagement of dynamic Distributed network managers (MEMAD). The purpose of MEMAD is to enable Peered Distributed Managers (PDMs) to manage the network by executing delegated or predetermined common management tasks. MEMAD defines a small, shared, replicated, and partitioned database as well as inter-communication SNMP based primitives for providing PDMs with the ability to cooperate efficiently in managing the network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationServices Management in Intelligent Networks - 11th IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Distributed Systems
Subtitle of host publicationOperations and Management, DSOM 2000, Proceedings
EditorsAnthony Ambler, Seraphin B. Calo, Gautam Kar
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)3540414274, 9783540414278
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2000
Event11th IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Distributed Systems: Operations and Management, DSOM 2000 - Austin, United States
Duration: 4 Dec 20006 Dec 2000

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference11th IFIP/IEEE International Workshop on Distributed Systems: Operations and Management, DSOM 2000
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science (all)


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