Design of the Netmate Network Management System
Source: Columbia University
The Network management, analysis, and testing environment (Netmate) project addresses research and experimental issues in distributed network management of large, heterogeneous networks. This paper describes the Netmate architecture, and its model for network management information, which emphasizes the definition of generic network objects and relationships chosen specifically for efficient network management. The model, with its powerful abstraction mechanisms, simplifies the development of Netmate visual, analytic, and auxiliary tools for monitoring, analysis, planning, and testing of complex computer networks.