(TI) Designing Managed Objects with GDMO:
This tutorial will cover the concepts and techniques used to specify managed objects with GDMO, including:
- Managed Object Concepts
- Inheritance (single and multiple)
- Structuring Data
Recommended Audience: Strategic planners, system architects, analysts, designers, developers, responsible for developing managed object specifications, or using GDMO libraries already specified.
Intermediate (assumes knowledge of management, TMN,
and object oriented design principles)
(T2) Operation Technologies of Next-Generation Communication
Operation systems of communication switching systems need to provide various enhanced facilities with networks to meet various demands of telecommunication users. And, applications of some new technologies have been studied to realize enhanced facilities above mentioned.
This tutorial takes up NS8000 series next-generation communication switching systems as an example. These systems have been introduced in the networks to meet various demands of telecommunication users. These systems include both STM and ATM switching systems, developed using a unified architecture. The fundamental specifications of operating these systems were carefully studied and advanced OAM technologies have been applied to the network elements (NEs) and to the network-element operation systems (OSs).
This tutorial covers the operation technologies of next-generation communication switching systems. First, the concept will be explained. Next the operation technologies of the network-element OSs for the STM switching systems and their application to advanced intelligent network OSs will be explained. The essential technologies used in these systems are a distributed architecture based on ORB, a relational database that stores the program file and package information for each NEs, and automatic functions for changing or replacing program files and packages.
Recommended Audience: Network operators, network managers, network system developers.
(T3) Web-based Network and Systems Management:
Today's enterprise networks are composed of interconnected networks of various devices, systems and services supporting a wide variety of applications within an organization. Providing a secure, reliable and efficient operating environment to support the organization's daily activities and its business is the most challenging task faced by the operations and management staff today. Current management practices typically involve using separate, incompatible tools and techniques for managing networks, systems and applications. What is desperately needed is a simple, uniform framework for managing not only networks but also systems and applications. Web-based management is a promising approach that can provide a truly integrated management solution.
This tutorial will include an overview of emerging technologies involved in Web-based network and systems management. Technologies such as HTTP, HTML, Java, and Web server operational considerations are introduced and explored. Representative shipping products as well as analysis of emerging Web-based management standards and frameworks, such as WBEM, JMAPI and MRTG+ will be examined. We will also present several examples of actual Web-based management systems that have been developed and deployed.
Recommended Audience: Network managers, application vendors, and programmers considering developing or already developing Web-based management systems for their networks and systems.
(T4) Integrated Network Management: -The Reality and Expectations-
Integrated Network Management has been the objective of service providers, equipment and systems suppliers since the early 1980's. Some of the early architectures and management technologies were used to achieve this objective. However, the 1990's evolution of network and computing technologies coupled with increased customer requirements and proliferation of standards, make it more challenging to the industry to achieve this moving target.
The tutorial provides an overview of the evolution of integrated network management and how it is impacted by new technologies. It also discuss major challenges facing service and equipment providers to achieve the required level of integration that support their business objectives of interoperability between multiple technologies and multiple vendors.
Recommended Audience : Operations, transition, and strategic planners from service and equipment providers
Level : Intermediate
(T5) ATM Management:
The complexity and richness of ATM technology provides a great challenge to manage ATM networks. Network management functions defined in TMN standards must be performed for ATM networks in a reliable and cost effective manner. This tutorial covers managing of an ATM switching system/ATM multiplexer and an ATM subnetwork via CMIP and SNMP interfaces. Fundamentals of ATM, ATM switching system architecture, object modeling of an ATM switching system and managing user interface via ILMI will be presented.
Recommended Audience: ATM network management system planners, implementers, and researchers. Understanding of object modeling will be helpful.
Tutorial starts with basics of ATM, CMIP, and SNMP,
and then covers advanced CMIP and SNMP modeling and management of ATM networks.
(T6) Mobile Communications and Management:
Mobile communications have been dramatically spread in the world thanks to the natural needs for communications at any time and at any place. The total number of subscribers in Japan, has reached 38 millions as of the end of 1997 fiscal years. The penetration ratio in terms of population is now more than 30 %. United States and European countries have also experienced the same trends of subscriber growth. Currently voice and low speed data have been provided as major services. In the future, services should be extended to the high speed data as well as moving images associated with the multimedia society.
This tutorial first shows the basic and general views of mobile communications; service concept, network architecture and mobility management. Then the state-of-the-art of mobile communications in terms of access and network technologies as well as market trends in the three regions of the world; Japan, Europe and U.S.A.. Finally, the third generation of mobile communications will be addressed in terms of services, access and network technology. The major topics addressed herewith are listed as follows:
- Service concept of mobile communications
- Network architecture of mobile communication systems
- Mobility management and functionalities; location registration, handover, roaming etc.
- Deployment of mobile communications
- Technical and service comparison of digital cellular systems; GSM, PDC and IS-136, IS-95
- Market trends of mobile communications in the world
- Requirements for the third generation mobile communications
- Wideband code division multiple access technology
- Network technology for the third generation mobile communications
Recommended Audience: Senior and middle level business, technical and planning executives from both service providers and suppliers who are interested in the mobile communications.