TMN: Introduction and Interpretation

Aiko Pras

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    An overview of Telecommunications Management Network (TMN) status is presented. Its relation with Open System Interconnection (OSI) systems management is given and the commonalities and distinctions are identified. Those aspects that distinguish TMN from OSI management are introduced; TMN's functional and physical architectures and TMN's logical layered architecture are discussed. An analysis of the concepts used by these architectures (reference point, interface, function block, and building block) is given. The use of these concepts to express geographical distribution and functional layering is investigated. This aspect is interesting to understand how OSI management protocols can be used in a TMN environment. A statement regarding applicability of TMN as a model that helps the designers of (management) networks is given.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherUniversity of Twente
    Number of pages30
    Publication statusPublished - 1992

    Publication series

    NameMemoranda Informatica
    PublisherUniversity of Twente
    ISSN (Print)0924-3755
    NameMemorandum TIOS
    PublisherUniversity of Twente, Tele-Informatics and Open Systems Group


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