Intelligent Network Management

A Network Management Support System using AI Techniques
  • Jan van Oorschot
  • Wil Korremans
  • Kees Vos
Conference paper


A prototype of a network management assistant tool has been developed, in which monitor stations continually extract information from the network. A real time dynamic Source Destination Matrix (SDM) is implemented in the monitor to retain network data on the level of connections. A central control unit, combined with an embedded expert shell, constitutes the interactive interface to the network manager. The communication module, providing remote control and interrogation facilities to the control unit, is designed to be compatible with the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP).


Expert System Production Rule Network Management Garbage Collection Monitor Station 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan van Oorschot
    • 1
  • Wil Korremans
    • 1
  • Kees Vos
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

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