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In a data exchange network, in which various resources, such as hubs, routers, etc., distributed across the data exchange network are remotely controlled from a single point of maintenance, a consistent approach is provided for managing the network hardware resources. A set of consistent displays is provided for remote front panels allowing visual management of remote, heterogeneous devices, while also allowing the display of nongraphical data in a usable form.

A common user interface allows operator control of the network, which may include many disparate types of equipment, supplied by various manufacturers. User definition of each network element is allowed based on a uniform vocabulary of element representations. A network management architecture provides a common development language for describing specific functions and attributes of network elements. Each element includes a protocol module which, in conjunction with a system engine, effects coordinated network control.

Title
Apparatus for remotely managing diverse information network resources
Application Number
7/965350
Publication Number
5491796
Application Date
October 23, 1992
Publication Date
February 13, 1996
Inventor
Michele Chen
Mountain View
CA, US
Mark Gerolimatos
San Carlos
CA, US
Claus Cooper
Mountain View
CA, US
James Wanderer
Mountain View
CA, US
Agent
Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich
Assignee
Net Labs
CA, US
IPC
G06F 11/30
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