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Apparatus and method for monitoring parameters that govern the operational characteristics of a network device, including the use of templates for generating configuration records of network devices of a selected model type. A database of models is provided, each model representing an associated network device and including attribute values for the parameters of the associated network device. Templates are used to screen a model in order to retrieve values for each of the attributes and create a configuration record. The configuration records may be stored in the configuration manager or other storage device, and/or transferred to the pre-existing model database for use by a network management system in reconfiguring the associated network devices. This system for configuration management is less time consuming, expensive, and error prone than prior systems.

Title
Method and apparatus for configuration management in communications networks
Application Number
8/394143
Publication Number
5832503
Application Date
February 24, 1995
Publication Date
November 3, 1998
Inventor
Bill Tracy
Chelmsford
MA, US
Steve Sycamore
Nashua
NH, US
Rajiv Malik
Nashua
NH, US
Agent
Wolf Greenfield & Sacks P C
Assignee
Cabletron Systems
NH, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
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