Method for Efficiently Validating 'Completeness' of Changes in a Provisioning System
Original Publication Date: 2003-Aug-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Aug-25
Within a Network Management Provisioning System it is required that provisioning changes be validated before distribution of those changes into the network. It is the provisioning system's responsibility to make sure that Network Elements are configured with correct and complete configuration information. In a typical provisioning system the 'completeness' validation rules are executed as a batch operation before submission of any changes into the network. This paper proposes a more efficient alternative to batch 'completeness' validation checking via the maintenance of a 'completeness violations log'.