Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAM) Protocol Neutral Information Model for Network Data Collection
Document Number SR-5014
Issue Number 01
Issue Date Mar 2000
ABSTRACT: Issue 1 of SR-5014, Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAM) Protocol Neutral Information Model for Network Data Collection,
presents the protocol neutral information model for network data collection from Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAM).
The protocol neutral approach results in a separation between the information model and protocols to be used for data collection.
Defining an object-oriented information model for the DSLAM using this approach allows for precise definitions of the information
needed to perform data collection, without being specific enough for a particular protocol.
Since the information model does not contain elements specific to a unique protocol, this approach makes the translation of the
information model to different protocols (e.g., CORBA/IDL, GDMO) as easy as possible. In addition, it is possible to harvest the
relevant models already defined in other protocols and "neutralize" them where possible. The protocol neutral information models
contained in this document are represented using Unified Modeling Language (UML).
In developing the information model, object-oriented techniques are used to model abstract representations of real work "objects."
Modeled objects consist of the data that is relevant for data collection purposes. UML Class Diagrams are used to describe objects in
the information model and how they relate to each other.