Conceptual Architectures

An architecture is a means of organizing and representing knowledge within a given field of application. Typically, it provides a common model which identifies the major system components and the interactions between them. The architecture addressed the problem of interoperable network management, and presents a framework for describing the various aspects of the problem and the solutions. The architecture consists of the following building block concepts and components. These components may be either physical or logical, depending on the context in which they are used. Other components of the architecture are identified in the individual perspectives.