Web-Based Information Management

Web-Based Information Management : For the Enterprise

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Web-Based Management for the Enterprise is the first comprehensive, objective guide to managing enterprise networks by marrying Web and conventional standards-based technologies. Expert Sean Harnedy demonstrates the compelling advantages of Web-based management, offers a realistic view of the current limitations - and above all, shows exactly how and where to get started. Harnedy helps you integrate today's key standards and technologies into a unified Web-based network and systems management model that actually works for the enterprise. You'll understand the roles of HTTP, HTML, SNMP, CMIP, DMI, TMN, WBEM, Java, and UML. You'll also preview the future of Web-based management - so you can evolve smoothly as the technologies mature. Whether you're a developer or IT decision-maker, Web-Based Management for the Enterprise will help you free your network from yesterday's proprietary constraints - and manage it better than ever before.
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  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 178.1 x 234.4 x 32mm | 855.95g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130960187
  • 9780130960184

Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter ends with a Summary and References).I. DEFINING THE PIECES. 1. Introduction to Web-based Management. Evolving Trends in Enterprise Computing. The Internet and the World Wide Web. The Allure of Web-based Management. Introduction to Java. The Five-Minute College: Object-oriented Technologies.2. Enterprise Management. Defining Enterprise Management. Benefits of Enterprise Management. Open, Standards-based Frameworks. Types of Enterprise Management. Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). Common Information Management Protocol (CMIP). Telecommunications Management Network (TMN). Transaction Language 1 (TL1). Desktop Management Interface (DMI). Other Desktop Management Standards. Application Response Measurement (ARM). Other Enterprise Management Standards.3. Network Data Security. Security Threats. Security Attacks. Security Defenses. Security Services. Security Mechanisms. Enterprise Security Policy. Web-based Security Introduction. Other Security Issues.4. Defining the Pieces. The Web Browser. The Web Server. The Communication Protocols. The Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). The Mark-up Languages. Graphic Formats. Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME). Common Gateway Interface (CGI). Web Programming Languages. Web Scripting Languages. ActiveX. Search Engines. Databases. Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML). Push Technology. Audio, Video, and Beyond. Other Web-based Technology Pieces.II. MAKING THE MODELS. 5. Making the Models. The Types of Models. The General Web-based Management Framework. First-Generation Web-based Management Evolution. Three Possible Web-based Frameworks. Comparing the Web-based Frameworks. Real Web-based Framework Designs.6. Web-based Network Management. SNMP and Web-based Management. Remote Network Monitoring (RMON). Other SNMP Efforts. The Death of SNMP? CMIP and Web-based Management. TMN and Web-based Management.7. Web-based Systems Management. Another Look at Systems Management. The DMTF and Systems Management. Current DMTF Directions. Thin Clients. Vendor-based Systems Management Efforts. SNMP and Systems Management. Web-based Management and Systems Management.8. Web-Based Distributed Object Management. Distributed Object Introduction. The Common Object Request Broker Architecture (CORBA). Distributed Objects and Web-based Management.9. Java and Web-based Management Applications. Using the Java Programming Language. Java Applets. Examples of Using Java for Web-based Applications and Applets. Intelligent Agents.III. USING THE MODELS. 10. Using the Models. Doing Network Management. Doing Systems Management. Doing Applications Management. Doing Service Management. Doing Other Types of Enterprise Management.11. Web-based Security. Web-based Security Issues. Security for Web-based Management Models. Web Client Security. Web Server Security. Web-based Security Assessment.12. JMAPI: The Java Management API. Major JMAPI Elements. A Closer Look at the JMAPI Architecture. JMAPI Object Model. JMAPI System Requirements. JMAPI Information on the Web. Current JMAPI Status. Limitations of the Current JMAPI Framework.13. WBEM: Web-based Enterprise Management. Introduction to WBEM. WBEM Reference Model. The WBEM Design. Major WBEM Components. WBEM and XML. WBEM Information on the Web. WBEM Implementations. Current WBEM Status. Limitations of the Current WBEM Framework.14. Web Server Management. Web Browser Management Basics. SNMP-based Web Server Management.15. Current Implementations. Conventional Enterprise Management Vendors. Emerging Web-based Management Product Vendors. Web-based Management Service Providers. Other Associated Web-based Management Efforts. Further Reading and Investigation.16. Recent Directions and Developments. Goals of Web-based Management. Realities of Web-based Management. Future Directions. Final Thoughts.Appendix A: Web-based Management Chronology. Appendix B: Web-based Management RFC Index. Appendix C: SNMP RFC Index. Bibliography and Web Sites. Glossary with Acronyms. Index.
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