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Alarm to Alert and Resolution Mapping

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112863D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 58K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Allen, WC: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

Disclosed is the technique used to generate equivalent System Networking Architecture (SNA) Alerts and Resolutions from Common Management Information Protocol (CMIP) Alarms as implemented in a particular network manager product. The manager receives CMIP Alarms and sends out equivalent Alerts and Resolutions.

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Alarm to Alert and Resolution Mapping

      Disclosed is the technique used to generate equivalent System
Networking Architecture (SNA) Alerts and Resolutions from Common
Management Information Protocol (CMIP) Alarms as implemented in a
particular network manager product.  The manager receives CMIP Alarms
and sends out equivalent Alerts and Resolutions.

      If the Perceived Severity of the Alarm is cleared (5), then a
Resolution (x0002) major vector is built, else an Alert (x0000) major
vector is generated.  The Alert (or the Resolution) is built one
subvector at a time.  The requires subvectors are build first
followed by the optional subvectors.  The unmatched alarm information
is then placed into multiple x31 (self Defining Text Message)
subvectors in a human readable form.  Each subvector makers knows
what information it needs from the Alarm and accesses it as needed.

      The Alert (or Resolution) generated by the manager is limited
to 3500 bytes.  If it turns out that a particular subvector will
result in a major vector that is over 3500 bytes, the manager will
discard the subvector and try the next subvector, until there are not
more subvectors to be made.

      The Table documents where each subvector maker obtains the
information needed to create the subvector.