The enterprise viewpoint of network management is concerned with user
requirements, policies, and the broadest level of interoperability modeling.
This viewpoint focuses on the primary aim: to provide
interoperable network management.
An enterprise is an organization working towards some common business
objectives. In the context of network management, an enterprise includes:
A management solution is the total set of network management systems,
procedures and facilities which are used by an enterprise or cooperating group
of enterprises. Management users are part of this solution.
The management solution is introduced to the architecture to model both the
standardised communications aspects and the non-standard aspects of
network management. Other than the standardized communications aspects,
the internal structure of the management solution is not modeled or specifies
in any way. To help clarify this modeling concept, we give a number of
examples of possible parts of a management solution:
the scope of the organization's policy and objectives to provide a
the users in its management solution,
the elements managed by the solution.
When the management solutions of two or more enterprises begin to
communicate, this results in a single combined management solution for the
enterprise that arises from the common business objectives of the cooperating
group of enterprises.
The is committed to OSI management standards as the means to provide
interoperability. Various groups (ISO, CCITT, ITEM, etc.) are gathering
consensus on the application of these standards for managing resources such
as modems, (N)-layers, and end systems. The is applying these same
standards towards management interoperability.
applications and communications hardware and software,
data base functions,
interaction with managed elements.