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An Integrated Network and System Management Framework based on Adapted Software Components
Knahl MH, Bleimann U, Furnell SM, Hofmann HD
Proceedings of Euromedia 2002, Modena, Italy,
15-17 April, pp113-118, 2002
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Componentware represents an evolutionary step in software development which adds a new packaging granularity to object-oriented systems: software components. Such as components in other sciences or technical domains, software components facilitate reuse even across application domains and allow the realisation of nearly any distribution scenario. In Integrated Network and Systems Management (INSM), the subjects to management are distributed. Furthermore, the heterogeneity of managed components often requires specific adaptations to the management software. The INSMware framework approach proposed throughout this paper achieves a maximum level of manageability by combining INSM with componentware. Software components by default are immutable which would even hinder minor adaptations to the management system or management semantics. To overcome this architecture-inherent limitation of componentware, we integrate the Component Adapter approach to INSMware, which allows the integration of even semantically incompatible software components.

Knahl MH, Bleimann U, Furnell SM, Hofmann HD