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Integration of ATM Management Procedures into Native Integrated Network and System Management Architectures
Knahl MH, Bleimann U, Furnell SM, Sanders P
Proceedings of the first International Network Conference 1998 (INC 98), Plymouth, UK, pp91-97, 6-9 July, 1998
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The paper considers the requirements for the integration of Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) management procedures into native network and system management architectures. Other than the research into network and system management, the standardisation and realisation of management frameworks and the industry realisations of open integrated management platforms, network and system management remains mainly a collection of single solutions aimed at handling a limited amount of specific areas. Today the management standards, procedures and implementations for Local Area Networks (LAN) and Wide Area Networks (WAN) are completely different. There is no End-To-End Management for the interconnected systems that communicate via heterogeneous networks. Beside that, connections and applications handling delay-sensitive traffic require management procedures that are not required for asynchronous data applications. Asynchronous Transfer Mode uses one technology for transmitting diverse traffic types and for a number of various applications (e.g. data, voice or multimedia) across LANs and WANs. Beside pure ATM Networks, ATM is designed to operate as backbone technology or High-Speed Technology for interconnecting Server or workgroups with other networking technologies such as Ethernet or Token Ring. The paper shows that integrated management procedures for the various networking technologies are required to operate and manage these networks in an efficient and practicable way to ensure the different communication services and an appropriate solution is described.

Knahl MH, Bleimann U, Furnell SM, Sanders P