Policy Technologies for Self-Managing Systems

An IBM Press book

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by Dakshi Agrawal, Seraphin Calo, Kang-won Lee, Jorge Lobo, Dinesh Verma.

Published: 10 Oct 2008
ISBN: 978-0-13-221307-3

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The authors cover the entire policy lifecycle: planning, definition, representation in standard policy languages, validation, distribution, enforcement, and more. They identify proven patterns for designing policy-enabled self-managing systems and show how policies can be integrated into a complete framework for system self management. They carefully introduce key technologies such as rules engines and the IBM Policy Management framework, as well as emerging standards such as the DMTF’s Common Information Model. Finally, they offer start-to-finish case studies of policy management in areas ranging from storage and IP networking to security.
 
This book’s insights and practical guidance will be invaluable to every IT
professional who can benefit from policies: architects, developers, administrators, researchers, and managers alike.

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