US 10,892,939 B2
System and method for network apparatus management
Luca Castaldelli, Turin (IT); Mauro Cociglio, Turin (IT); and Giuseppe Fioccola, Turin (IT)
Assigned to TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A., Milan (IT)
Appl. No. 15/312,093
Filed by TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A., Milan (IT)
PCT Filed May 27, 2014, PCT No. PCT/EP2014/060992
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Nov. 17, 2016,
PCT Pub. No. WO2015/180761, PCT Pub. Date Dec. 3, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2017/0085414 A1, Mar. 23, 2017
Int. Cl. G06F 15/173 (2006.01); H04L 12/24 (2006.01); H04L 12/26 (2006.01)
CPC H04L 41/046 (2013.01) [H04L 41/0213 (2013.01); H04L 41/0813 (2013.01); H04L 41/0853 (2013.01); H04L 43/087 (2013.01); H04L 43/0829 (2013.01); H04L 43/0852 (2013.01)] 17 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A system for managing a network apparatus of a communication network, the system comprising:
a network management center including a management-on-board manager; and
a management-on-board agent executable at the network apparatus;
wherein the management-on-board agent is configured to perform, when executed at the network apparatus, a number of static operations to carry out at least part of a management task on the network apparatus, said static operations being explicitly defined by a predefined logic of said management-on-board agent,
the management-on-board agent being further configured to dynamically modify a behavior of the management-on-board agent by adapting to possible events related to the network apparatus not foreseen by the predefined logic of the management-on-board agent by retrieving, during execution of the at least part of the management task, at least one instruction from the management-on-board manager identifying a further operation, translating the at least one instruction into a corresponding network apparatus-specific instruction, to complete the management task and execute the at least one translated instruction for completing the management task.