This book discusses the management challenges associated with ad hoc networks, and provides an in-depth description of how policy-based network management can be used for increasing automation in the management of mobile ad hoc networks. It describes the required components of a network management solution for such networks, using a policy-based management framework that integrates the traditional network management components (FCAPS, i.e. Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance, and Security management).
"This book should be immensely interesting to those trying to decide what MANET research is worth undertaking and why."
—J. Christopher Ramming, Program Manager, Defense Advanced Research
Projects Agency (DARPA) Strategic Technology Office
A thorough, comprehensive treatment of mobile ad hoc network management
Mobile ad hoc networking is a hot topic, gaining importance in both commercial and military arenas. Now that the basics in the field have settled and standards are emerging, the time is right for a book on management of these networks. From two experts in the field, Policy-Driven Mobile Ad hoc Network Management provides comprehensive coverage of the management challenges associated with mobile ad hoc networks(MANETs) and includes an in-depth discussion of how policy-based network management can be used for increasing automation in the management of mobile ad hoc networks.
This book provides readers with a complete understanding of mobile ad hoc network management and many related topics, including:
Network management requirements for MANETs, with an emphasis on the differences between the management requirements for MANETs as compared to static, wireline networks
The use of policies for managing MANETs to increase automation and to tie together management components via policies
Policy conflict detection and resolution
Aspects of MANETs that need to be configured and reconfigured at all layers of the protocol stack
Methodologies for providing survivability in the face of both hard and soft failures in MANETs
The components of a Quality of Service (QoS) management solution for MANETs based on the widely used Differentiated Services (DiffServ) paradigm
Important open research issues in the area of MANET management
Policy-Driven Mobile Ad hoc Network Management is an ideal resource for professionals, researchers, and advanced graduate students in the field of IP network management who are interested in mobile ad hoc networks.
About the Author
Ritu Chadha, PhD, is Chief Scientist and Director of the Policy Management Research Group in Applied Research at Telcordia. She is currently leading multiple projects addressing network management challenges for military ad hoc networks. Dr. Chadha is a well-known expert in the area of policy-based network management and has presented numerous tutorials and papers on the subject at industry conferences.
Latha Kant, PhD, is a Senior Scientist and Director in the Mobility Management Research Department in Applied Research at Telcordia. Dr. Kant has presented and published in over forty conferences and journals, and holds a patent on self-healing mechanisms in packet-switched networks.