Abstracts - 12th Systems Administration Conference
System Management With NetScript
Apratim Purakayastha and Ajay Mohindra - IBM T. J.
Watson Research Center
Cost and complexity of managing client machines is a major concern
for enterprises. This concern is compounded by emerging client
machines that are mobile and diverse. To address this concern,
management systems must be easy to configure and deploy, must handle
asynchrony and disconnection for mobile clients, and must be
customizable for diverse clients. In this paper, we first present
NetScript, an environment for scripting with network components. We
then propose a management system built with NetScript, where mobile
scripts invoke components to perform management operations. We
demonstrate that our approach results in a flexible, scalable
management system that can support mobile and diverse client machines.
- View the full text of this paper in
HTML form and
- If you need the latest Adobe Acrobat Reader, you can download it from Adobe's site.
- To become a USENIX Member, please see our Membership Information.