Title: Model-based integrated management: applying autonomic systems engineering to network and systems management

Authors: Edzard Hofig, Peter H. Deussen

Addresses: Autonomic Systems Engineering Working Group, Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS), Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 31, Berlin 10589, Germany. ' Autonomic Systems Engineering Working Group, Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS), Kaiserin-Augusta-Allee 31, Berlin 10589, Germany

Abstract: We present a novel approach for integrated management of networks and information systems, based on the specification of executable behaviour models. A model processing plane is introduced, consisting of a number of processing units that together form an autonomic system. This allows operators to directly execute management processes in the network through semiautomatic transformation, partitioning and deployment of the behaviour models. Feasibility of the approach is demonstrated using a case study.

Keywords: autonomic systems; network management; systems management; ASE; autonomic systems engineering; management integration; behaviour modelling; model transformation; model-based integrated management; information systems.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAACS.2011.037751

International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems, 2011 Vol.4 No.1, pp.100 - 118

Published online: 26 Dec 2010 *

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