Accession Number : ADA325447

Title :   Network and System Management of ICEbox Through SNMP,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC SYSTEMS ENGINEERING STAFF

Personal Author(s) : Lee, Daniel C. ; Johnson, M. E.

PDF Url : ADA325447

Report Date : 30 APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : This report discusses the design and implementation of an experimental network management system. This system can monitor botn tne networks that employ the standard SNMP and the ICEbox system that employs a private management protocol. ICEbox (Improved Collection Equipment) is a system developed by the Naval Research Laboratory for data collection, processing, and dissemination. This report describes the private management protocol of ICEbox and its software implementation. Then, this report presents the design and implementation of the experimental network management system's software modules and the proxy agent that provide the interface between ICEbox and the SNMP-based network management software. In designing the proxy agent, a commercial development tool, EventiX was used. In the course of discussion, this report illustrates the use of this tool and also evaluates the tool. The work is motivated by the need to monitor networks employing different management protocols from a consolidated station. In the consolidated management system described in this report, the status of many independenfly developed systems are presented in a single display station for monitor control. This report also shares experiences of using the commercial management software Open View Network Node Manager in the consolidated management station.

Descriptors :   *NETWORK ANALYSIS(MANAGEMENT), *SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, DISPLAY SYSTEMS, DATA ACQUISITION, COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE