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Design and Implementation of a Policy Engine for Web-Serivces-based Network Management

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SupervisorDr. Torsten Klie
ProfessorProf. Dr.-Ing. Lars Wolf
IBR GroupCM (Prof. Wolf)
TypeDiploma Thesis
Statusfinished
Start2008-05-07

Policy-based Network Management is a way to deal with the complexity of administration of large networks [1]. Research in this field is going on for 15 years. Despite immense efforts and good results, policy-based systems are still being used in very specific areas only, such as QoS and Differentiated Services (DiffServ).

During the last years, a trend towards XML and Web services has become visible [2]. Besides executing single (atomic) services, it is possible to aggregate services to perform more complex tasks. Also, an automatic Policy Refinement, i.e. breaking down high-level policies to concrete, low-level Web service calls is possible [3].

Task

In this diploma thesis, a policy-based management systems has to be designed and implemented. It shall use refined policies in the form of Web services execution plans as input. The main focus should be on the connection of monitoring and configuration Web services as well as on the event handling. The implementation can and should make use of the results of former projects [4,5,6,7]. Along with a detailed documentation of the design and the implementation, the written thesis has to include a comparison of the approach to other existing policy-based systems (such as Ponder [8]).

Links:
  1. Alexander Keller und Heiko Ludwig. Policy-basiertes Management: State-of-the-Art und zukünftige Fragestellungen. in Praxis der Informationsverarbeitung und Kommunikation (PIK) 27(4). 2004.
  2. Jürgen Schönwälder, Aiko Pras und Jean-Philippe Martin-Flatin. On the Future of Internet Management Technologies. in IEEE Communications Magazine 41(10). 2003.
  3. Torsten Klie, Benjamin Ernst and Lars Wolf: Automatic Policy Refinement Using OWL-S and Semantic Infrastructure Information, in Proc. 2nd IEEE Int. Workshop on Modelling Autonomic Communications Environments (MACE), San José, CA., USA, October 2007 (KEW07, BibTeX, Slides)
  4. Diploma theis: Automatische Komposition von Web-Services für das Netzwerkmanagement
  5. Diploma thesis: Automatisches Policy-Refinement mit Hilfe von semantischen Infrastruktur-Informationen
  6. Studienarbeit: Implementierung einer Peer-to-Peer-Registry für Web-Services
  7. Studienarbeit: Entwicklung einer Web-Service-Schnittstelle für Nagios
  8. Homepage of Ponder2
  9. General Infomation on Network Management

last changed 2009-01-16, 16:12 by Dr. Torsten Klie
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