RIMM-NET: Remote Intelligent Monitoring & Management for a Nationally Distributed
This project proposal is about providing remote intelligent monitoring & management
for the various human administrators of a nationally distributed data network.
This aim will be achieved by extending an existing distributed expert system
for the management of a wide-area network, which has been developed in the past
by the two partners. This project will add value to the existing system by doing
Build a new user-interface for the human administrator(s) of the system
that will allow them to monitor and manage the ExperNet system remotely through
inexpensive software (web browsers). Currently monitoring is only allowed
at the machine that hosts the network management software and the expert system.
Add more knowledge to the expert system itself, involving the administration
area of fault management. Currently, only a dozen of faulty network test cases
The above two extensions will have twofold benefits:
The web-based user-interface will allow the easy administration and monitoring
of the ExperNet system and the targeted network system on a remote host.
The extension of the expert system's knowledge base will make the ExperNet
system more useful, since it will allow it to intelligently monitor, identify
and resolve more faulty cases that can arise in a network, releasing the administrator
from the low-level albeit time-consuming task of fault management.