Dynamic Dependencies in Application Service Management

This paper addresses the role of dependency analysis in distributed
management. It introduces the concept of dependency lifetime that
traces the flow of dependency information from the design to
installation to runtime stages of a service. Two categories of
models, functional and structural, are used to represent this
information as it flows from the design to the runtime stages. The
paper describes how the dependency information at each of these stages
can be retrieved and evaluated by management applications and presents
an architecture to integrate these with existing network management

By: Alexander Keller, Gautam Kar

Published in: RC21770 in 2000


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