Proceedings of the IEEE ATM 2000, June 26-29, 2000., Heidelberg, Germany
In order to meet the need of network management for emerging large complex heterogeneous communication networks, a distributed proactive self-adjusting management (DPSAM) framework was developed. The framework facilitates the incorporation of artificial intelligence and distributed computing technologies in building advanced network management systems. PMS, a PVC (Permanent virtual Circuit) management system for ATM networks, is developed based on DPSAM framework. PMS provides a scalable, end-to-end path management solution required for today's ATM network and service management It aims to assist network operators to perform PVC operations with simplified procedures and automatic optimum route selection. It also provides effective decision-making support for PVC fault identification and prevention. In this paper, PVC fault identification and prevention along with an overview of the DPSAM framework and PMS will be presented.