Policy-based Management of Networked Computing Systems

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This article provides an overview of the Policy Management for Autonomic Computing (PMAC) platform, and shows how it can be used for the management of networked systems. We present the policy information model adopted by PMAC and the system model for interaction between the policy manager and the managed resource. We also present the main components of PMAC for policy creation, storage, evaluation, and enforcement, and present practical applications of PMAC in networks namagement.

By: Dakshi Agrawal; Kang-Won Lee; Jorge Lobo

Published in: IEEE Communications Magazine, volume 43, (no 10), pages 69-75 in 2005


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