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ApplicationNo. 101777 filed on 08/03/1993
US Classes:715/853, Hierarchy or network structure709/223, COMPUTER NETWORK MANAGING715/775, Office layout metaphor (e.g., filing cabinet, desk)715/839, Imitating real life object715/854, Navigation within structure715/855, On-screen roadmap or index715/969, Network layout and operation interface715/970Instrumentation and component modelling (e.g., interactive control panel)
ExaminersPrimary: Bayerl, Raymond J.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesG06F 015/20
AbstractA network management system includes a user interface, a virtual network and a device communication manager. The virtual network includes models which represent network entities and model relations which represent relations between network entities. Each model includes network data relating to a corresponding network entity and one or more inference handlers for processing the network data to provide user information. The system performs a fault isolation technique wherein the fault status of a network device is suppressed when it is determined that the device is not defective. User displays include hierarchical location views and topological views of the network configuration. Network devices are represented on the displays by multifunction icons which permit the user to select additional displays showing detailed information regarding different aspects of the corresponding network device.