The Logical Distribution View

The previous View described relationships between managed objects, without considering their distribution. This View deals with issues arising from the relationships among parts of the management solution behind interoperating OSs and regarding the logical distribution of managed objects and the applications which manage them. In the following sections, a number of techniques are presented which may be used in a distributed management network (e.g. abstraction, hierarchies, authority domains). The process of designing a management network includes deciding which, if any, of these techniques are appropriate.