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Managing CORBA based Agent Through an OSI/TMN System

  • Nazim Agoulmine
  • Faouzi Ababsa
  • José Neuman de Souza
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Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT)

Abstract

The integration of heterogeneous networks and systems is one of the more urgent requirements expressed by networks and computer users. ISO and ITU-T normalisation bodies have contributed in a significant manner to the definition of a global management framework called TMN (Telecommunication Management Network). TMN is an agreed framework that permitted to a number of public and private network operators to build their management system. However, these existing systems are confronted to the heterogeneity of emerging technologies. In fact, new equipment is built with specific management interfaces, which are not conforming, to the TMN one. The heterogeneity considered in this paper is the one that emerges from the OMG (Object Management Group) CORBA (Common Object Request Broker Architecture). In fact, a lot of CORBA based systems are emerging in the field of management. In this context, telecommunication operators are willing in the short term to use their existing management systems to control them in a uniform way. The aim of this paper is to propose solutions to these problems through the use of Q Adapter that permits to integrate CORBA based equipment into the global management framework based on TMN.

Keywords

Management CORBA OSI Adaptation Object Protocol Service 

References

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© IFIP 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nazim Agoulmine
    • 1
  • Faouzi Ababsa
    • 1
  • José Neuman de Souza
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Versailles - Saint-Quentin-En-YvelinesPRiSM LaboratoryVersaillesFrance
  2. 2.Federal University of CearaFortalezaBrazil

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