LISA 2002 - Technical Program Abstract
Environmental Acquisition in Network Management
Mark Logan, Matthias Felleisen, and David Blank-Edelman - Northeastern University
Pp. 175-184 of the Proceedings of LISA '02:
Sixteenth Systems Administration Conference,
USENIX Association, 2002).
Maintaining configurations in heterogeneous networks poses complex
problems. We observe that medium and large networks exhibit many
contextual relationships, and argue that modeling these relationships
explicitly simplifies configuration management. This paper presents a
declarative data specification language, called Anomaly, that
implements our ideas. Anomaly models containment relationships and
uses a data aggregation technique called environmental acquisition to
simplify system management. The interpreter for the language generates
and deploys configurations from a source code description of the
network and its hosts.
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