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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 entity and one or more inference handlers for processing the network data to provide user information. The system can poll or communicate with certain network entities and can infer the status of network connectors and other network entities for which polling is impossible or impractical. 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
Method and apparatus for monitoring the status of non-pollable devices in a computer network
Application Number
583509
Publication Number
5812750
Application Date
March 27, 1997
Publication Date
September 22, 1998
Inventor
Mark H Nelson
Fremont
NH, US
Roger H Dev
Durham
NH, US
Agent
Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C
Assignee
Cabletron Systems
NH, US
IPC
G06F 11/34
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