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Retransmitting Events for Processing by Other Managing Applications

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112131D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Clark, R: AUTHOR [+5]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method whereby a managing workstation can retransmit Common Management Information Protocol (CMIP) event notifications that it cannot process so they can be processed by another managing workstation. This will allow a "Manager of Managers" (MOM) hierarchy to be implemented within a customer's installation. In a MOM hierarchy, a managing workstation at a higher level (say, a central office) is responsible for another group of managing workstations at a lower level (say, regional offices).

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Retransmitting Events for Processing by Other Managing Applications

      Disclosed is a method whereby a managing workstation can
retransmit Common Management Information Protocol (CMIP) event
notifications that it cannot process so they can be processed by
another managing workstation.  This will allow a "Manager of
Managers" (MOM) hierarchy to be implemented within a customer's
installation.  In a MOM hierarchy, a managing workstation at a higher
level (say, a central office) is responsible for another group of
managing workstations at a lower level (say, regional offices).

      For example, if a local managing workstation receives an event
that indicates a condition that might affect the operation of other
managing workstations on the same network, this event could be
retransmitted by the local managing workstation and received by the
MOM workstation.  The MOM workstation could then interpret the event
and take the appropriate actions on all of the local managing
workstations.

      The event forwarding feature of the LAN NetView Fix* program
allows the network administrator to specify (using the Fix program
action table) which events are to be retransmitted by the local
managing workstation so they can be received by the MOM workstation.

      When an event is to be retransmitted, the Fix program puts it
into the information field of a new event and transmits the new
event.  The receiver of the retransmitted event must unbundle the
event to get...