Among the leading challenges faced by systems managers today is the coherent management of network resources in a multi-domain, multi-environment. The MISA Project - Management of Integrated SDH and ATM Networks - brought together researchers from 17 organizations to explore and advance the state of the art in developing enabling mechanisms for end-to-end management solutions across multi-domain and multi-technology networks. These mechanisms enable interoperability between management domains, between heterogeneous network technology, and between service and network management functions in a multi-provider environment.
Multi-Domain Communication Management Systems reports on the experiences of the MISA Project researchers. It provides guidance for the deployment of multi-domain management systems and offers a solid basis for the implementation of solutions to the challenges of converging data network technologies. System managers will learn the techniques and mechanisms for end-to-end management problems; network management vendors will understand the benefits and limitations of current practices and standards as they apply to multi-domain management issues; and students and researchers of advanced communications management will discover important concepts and issues related to the management of networks.
Table of Contents
MISA System Architecture
The MISA XCOOP Interface
Qualtiry of Service and Routing in Multidomain Broadband Transport Networks
High-Integrity Inter-Domain Management
Inter-Domain Management Security
Graphical User Interfaces
Design of the MISA Operation System
Detailed Design of the MISA Operation System
Appendix A: XUSER Interface
Appendix B: XCOOP Interface
Appendix C: QATM Interface
Appendix D: QSDH Interface