Java-Based Intelligent Network Monitoring

Java-Based Intelligent Network Monitoring

Title : Java-Based Intelligent Network Monitoring
Authors :
Xi, Haifeng
Journal : Student Dissertations
May 31, 2000

The increasing complexity and importance of communication networks have given rise to a steadily high demand for advanced network management tools. Network Management in general consists of two activities: monitoring and controlling. The monitoring part concerns observing and analyzing the status and behavior of the managed networks, and is therefore fundamental for network management. Unfortunately the existing network monitoring paradigms have some drawbacks that prevent it from satisfactory performance. One related problem is that these approaches are characterized by high centralization which puts almost all the computational burden on the management station. As a result, a huge amount of raw data have to be transferred from network elements to the central management station for further processing, causing heavy traffic, manager overload and long operations delay. Another issue that becomes increasingly noticeable is the absence of a mechanism for dynamic extensions to agent functionality.

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