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A network management system includes a user interface, a virtual network and a device communication manager. The virtual network includes models which represent network entities and model relations which represent relations between network entities. Each model includes network data relating to a corresponding network device and one or more inference handlers for processing the network data to provide user information. The system performs a fault isolation technique wherein the fault status of a network device is suppressed when it is determined that the device is not defective. User displays include hierarchical location views and topological views of the network configuration. Network devices are represented on the displays by multifunction icons which permit the user to select additional displays showing detailed information regarding different aspects of the corresponding network device.

Title
Network management system using multifunction icons for information display
Application Number
583509
Publication Number
5261044
Application Date
November 7, 1991
Publication Date
November 9, 1993
Inventor
Walter P Scott
Salem
NH, US
Eric S Rustici
Londonderry
NH, US
Eric W Gray
Manchester
NH, US
Roger H Dev
Durham
NH, US
Agent
Wolf Greenfield & Sacks
Assignee
Cabletron Systems
NH, US
IPC
G06F 15/62
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