Fernandes, G.P.A. and Derrick, John
Formal Specification and Testing of a Management Architecture.
In: 5th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, May 12-16, 1997, San Diego, CA, .
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The importance of network and distributed systems management to supply and maintain services required by users has led to a demand for management facilities. Open network management is assisted by representing the system resources to be managed as objects, and providing standard services and protocols for interrogating and manipulating these objects. This paper examines the application of formal description techniques to the specification of managed objects by presenting a case study in the specification and testing of a management architecture. We describe a formal specification of a management architecture suitable for scheduling and distributing services across nodes in a distributed system. In addition, we show how formal specifications can be used to generate conformance tests for the management architecture.
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