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System and Method for Automatic Configuration and Performance Tuning of a Network Operating System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118756D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 27K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Carson, PV: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for successful installation and configuration of a network operating system. This method includes the tasks of performance tuning for the various combinations of network protocols and adapters used by multiple software products installed.

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System and Method for Automatic Configuration and Performance Tuning
of a Network Operating System

      Disclosed is a method for successful installation and
configuration of a network operating system.  This method includes
the tasks of performance tuning for the various combinations of
network protocols and adapters used by multiple software products
installed.

      This is a systematic method to ensure that available resources
are not over allocated.  During the installation of a Network
Operating System (NOS), several components are involved.  Both
software and hardware resources must be managed.  Methods are
employed to determine  the type of network hardware to be used by
each software component of the NOS.  As each piece of software is
installed, the network resources  needed are calculated and adjusted
in order to avoid over-allocation of  what can be handled by the
network hardware.  Through the use of mapping  algorithms and based
on knowledge calculations, the installation can be  completed within
the constraints of the system, eliminating network failures upon
completion.