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Automated Tuning Structure

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010926D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jan-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jan-31
Document File: 3 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Cindy J. Viola: INVENTOR

Abstract

Today’s network equipment often requires complex configuration and maintenance procedures. Maintenance procedures rely on monitoring and interpretation of large quantities of information. The Automated Tuning Structure defined here adds a layer of automation to this configuration and maintenance environment. That layer of automation is a structure that can be installed once, and upgraded over the life of a product installation.

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Automated Tuning Structure

Cindy J. Viola

I.                   Introduction

Today’s network equipment often requires complex configuration and maintenance procedures.� Maintenance procedures rely on monitoring and interpretation of large quantities of information.� The Automated Tuning Structure defined here adds a layer of automation to this configuration and maintenance environment.� That layer of automation is a structure that can be installed once, and upgraded over the life of a product installation.

II.                Description

The tuning structure environment is composed of an active element and a monitoring element.� The monitoring element receives event/status information from the active element, and, after interpreting the information, may send controls/configuration back to the active element to alter its behavior or perform some other action.� The events/status and controls/configuration may be delivered using a standard method such as SNMP or they may be non-standard.

The tuning structure is another layer, above the events and actions that enables the monitoring element to interpret event/status information and provide controls/configuration.� The tuning structure also enables the manufacturer or manager of the network equipment to gradually upgrade the interpretation and controls/configuration during the installed life of the network.

The tuning structure is composed of:

1)         Attributes and their relevance to existing or new events (i.e. attribute impact)

2)         Actions triggered by individual or...