Supporting views in network management systems

C. Palma and L. Rodrigues

Selected sections of this report were published in the Proceedings of the IFIP/IEEE 12th International Workshop on Distributed Systems: Operations & Management, October 15-17, 2001, Nancy, France.


In network management systems, a view represents a subset of the management domain tailored to a specific activity or management role. The support for views is extremely relevant in large-scale management systems where it becomes infeasible to centralize all the management information. The paper proposes a model that recognizes the importance and provides support for the coexistence of different management views of a large set of entities. A prototype following the proposed model has been implemented as a set of extensions to the open source Scotty platform.

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Luís Rodrigues