The multi-layer VPN management architecture

Conference Paper · February 1999with5 Reads
DOI: 10.1109/INM.1999.770683 · Source: IEEE Xplore
Conference: Integrated Network Management, 1999. Distributed Management for the Networked Millennium. Proceedings of the Sixth IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on


    This paper proposes management architecture of a multi-layer
    virtual private network over the broadband network that will play an
    important role at the initial stages of the broadband era. To provide
    flexible management capabilities with the administrator of the VPN, we
    adopt a layering concept and abstraction mechanism to give a simple view
    of the real connection at service management level. The multilayer VPN
    management architecture we propose includes the concept of customer
    network management for a subscriber's control of their own VPN, and the
    information/computational model of VPN with emphasis on the layering
    concept based on ITU-T G.803 and G.805. In addition, some advanced
    multi-layer VPN features and a generic bearer connectivity model are
    presented. We also outline our early experiences with the
    implementations of the proposed VPN management architecture based on the
    common object request broker architecture and Web technologies