Towards CORBA-based enterprise management: managing CORBA-based systems with SNMP platforms

A. Keller
Proceedings Second International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing (Cat. No.98EX244)  
Abstract| Apart from the well established OSI TMN and Internet management architectures, the Common Object Request Broker Architecture CORBA is increasingly considered as a promising framework for Enterprise Management. On the downside, management platforms being able to survey and control management agents via CORBA are still hard to nd on the market while SNMPbased platforms are in widespread use. The consensus on the advantages of CORBA for managing complex system infrastuctures and
more » ... ctures and applications exacerbates the need to open well-established management platforms for CORBA. This paper will present a feasible and practical approach to this problem: it allows the extension of existing SNMP-based management platforms for managing CORBA-compliant agents without the need of modifying already existing platform code. Thus, it can be considered as a step towards CORBA-based Enterprise Management by ensuring the interoperability of heterogeneous management architectures. Key to our approach is the creation of a conceptually integrated management information base on the platform side where management-related information is collected and evaluated independent of the originating base architecture. The work described in this paper can be considered as a case-study on the seamless integration of legacy systems into emerging distributed object environments.
doi:10.1109/edoc.1998.723268 dblp:conf/edoc/Keller98 fatcat:mvqmyey33rg3bmvueeznbcha5q