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Systems Network Architecture Change Management Entry Point Processor for Unattended Network Management

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119640D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 58K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Crane, MD: AUTHOR

Abstract

A Change Management Entry Point programming application is disclosed which communicates with a service processor via the new SNA (Systems Network Architecture) Change Management Sub-Entry Point Interface Architecture.

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Systems Network Architecture Change Management Entry Point Processor
for Unattended Network Management

      A Change Management Entry Point programming application
is disclosed which communicates with a service processor via the new
SNA (Systems Network Architecture) Change Management Sub-Entry Point
Interface Architecture.

      The Change Management Entry Point Processor (CMEPP) handles all
Change Management data and commands, pertaining to microcode, that
come down from NetView* Distribution Manager (NDM).  CMEPP first
recognizes that the SNA/MS, and SNA/FS data and commands pertain to
microcode and then it off-loads the information to a service
processor functioning as a Sub-Entry Point, using the new SNA Change
Management Sub-Entry Point Interface Architecture.  When the MS/FS
processing is completed by the service processor, CMEPP receives the
results (via the Interface Architecture) and builds the appropriate
MS/FS reply to be returned to NDM.

      The CMEPP is a PLAS module which is a component of the VM/DSNX
Release 4 product.  Due to the use of SNA LU6.2 conversations with
the Sub-Entry Point, the operating system needed to run CMEPP is
VM/SP Release 6 or later.

      The CMEPP takes an input the Agent Object (AO) and Server
Object (SO) structures which have been sent by the Focal Point node
(i.e., NDM).  These structures have been built according to SNA/MS
and SNA/FS architecture, and are in the form of Generalized Data
Streams (GDS) whic...