Management by network search

M. Uddin, R. Stadler, A. Clemm
2012 2012 IEEE Network Operations and Management Symposium  
While networked systems hold and generate vast amounts of configuration and operational data, this data is not accessible through a simple, uniform mechanism. Rather, it must be gathered using a range of different protocols and interfaces. Our vision is to make all this data available in a simple format through a realtime search process which runs within the network and aggregates the data into a form needed by applicationsa concept we call network search. We believe that such an approach,
more » ... h an approach, though challenging, is technically feasible and will enable rapid development of new management applications and advanced network functions. The paper motivates and formulates the concept of network search, compares it to related concepts like web search, outlines a search architecture, describes the design space and research challenges, and reports on a testbed implementation with management applications built for exploratory purposes of this new paradigm.
doi:10.1109/noms.2012.6211893 dblp:conf/noms/UddinSC12 fatcat:htvib7ovtjbtvfswgs7gtyemym