next up previous
Next: TeleManagement Forum (TMF) Up: Related Work Previous: Related Work

Telecommunication Information Networking Architecture Consortium (TINA-C)

  The TINA service architecture [#!tina_sa!#] introduces a set of concepts, principles, rules and guidelines for constructing, deploying, operating and withdrawing TINA services. A TINA service is defined only in an informal way using plain text. The definition of service management within the Service Architecture is based on the concepts introduced in the Management Architecture [#!tina_ma!#], i.e. TMN layering concepts, the OSI FCAPS, computational aspects of management needs and life cycle issues. Additionally, new management concepts such as context negotiation and service transactions are introduced. The TINA definition of service management is mainly based on the concepts introduced by network and systems management of TMN/OSI, and most of the extensions towards service management are still unspecified or declared for further study. Most important, the TINA approach lacks a consistent top-down model that defines service and service management. Thus, it is not sufficient to identify and classify common service management issues and the associated tasks. Furthermore, it lacks a methodology that helps to apply all the introduced concepts for a particular scenario.

Copyright Munich Network Management Team