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Managing Communication Networks by Monitoring Databases
September 1991 (vol. 17 no. 9)
pp. 944-953

The problem of managing large communication networks using statistical tests, alerts, and correlation among alerts is considered. The authors propose a model of these network management functions as data-manipulation operations. They argue that this approach can improve the flexibility of network management systems by providing a language that is declarative and set-oriented. These are properties of existing data-manipulation languages and it is shown that any data-manipulation language, augmented with several new capabilities, can serve as a language for specifying the aforementioned network management functions. The new capabilities required are specification of events, correlation among events, and change-tracking.

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Index Terms:
database monitoring; large communication networks; statistical tests; alerts; network management functions; data-manipulation operations; network management systems; data-manipulation languages; change-tracking; computer networks; data communication systems; database management systems; query languages; telecommunication network management
O. Wolfson, S. Sengupta, Y. Yemini, "Managing Communication Networks by Monitoring Databases," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 17, no. 9, pp. 944-953, Sept. 1991, doi:10.1109/32.92914
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