Arrangements for maintenance or administration or management of packet switching networks


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Root cause analysis H04L41/0636based on a decision tree analysis H04L41/064involving time analysis H04L41/0645by additionally acting on or stimulating the network after receiving notifications H04L41/065involving logical or physical relationship H04L41/0654Network fault recovery H04L41/0659by isolating the faulty entity H04L41/0663involving offline failover planning H04L41/0668selecting new candidate element H04L41/0672by re-configuring the faulty entity H04L41/0677localization of fault position H04L41/0681involving configuration of triggering conditions H04L41/0686involving notification enrichment H04L41/069involving storage or log of alarms or notifications or post-processing thereof H04L41/0695involving fault of the network management or monitoring system H04L41/08Configuration management of network or network elements H04L41/0803Configuration setting of network or network elements H04L41/0806for initial configuration or provisioning H04L41/0809Plug-and-play configuration H04L41/0813Changing of configuration H04L41/0816due to adaptation H04L41/082due to updating or upgrading of network functionality H04L41/0823Configuration optimization H04L41/0826for network cost reduction H04L41/083for network speed increase H04L41/0833to reduce network energy consumption H04L41/0836to enhance reliability H04L41/084Configuration by copying H04L41/0843based on generic templates H04L41/0846based on copy from other elements H04L41/085Keeping track of network configuration H04L41/0853by actively collecting or retrieving configuration information H04L41/0856by archiving or backing up configuration information H04L41/0859by keeping history of different configuration generations or versions H04L41/0863by rolling back to previous configuration versions H04L41/0866Checking configuration H04L41/0869by validating configuration within one network element H04L41/0873by checking configuration conflicts with other network elements H04L41/0876Aspects of the degree of configuration automation H04L41/0879Manual configuration through operator H04L41/0883Semiautomatic configuration H04L41/0886Fully automatic configuration H04L41/0889Techniques to speed-up the configuration process H04L41/0893Assignment of logical groupings to network elements; Policy based network management or configuration H04L41/0896Bandwidth or capacity management, i.e. automatically increasing or decreasing capacities H04L41/12network topology discovery or management H04L41/14involving network analysis or design H04L41/142using statistical or mathematical methods H04L41/145involving simulating, designing, planning or modelling of a network H04L41/147for prediction of network behaviour H04L41/16Network management using artificial intelligence H04L41/18Arrangements involving CNM [Customer Network Management] H04L41/20Network management software packages H04L41/22using GUI [Graphical User Interface] H04L41/24using dedicated network management hardware H04L41/26using dedicated tools for LAN [Local Area Network] management H04L41/28Security in network management H04L41/30Decision processes by autonomous network management units using voting and bidding H04L41/32Specific management aspects for broadband networks H04L41/50Network service management, i.e. ensuring proper service fulfillment according to an agreement or contract between two parties H04L41/5003Managing service level agreement [SLA] or interaction between SLA and quality of service [QoS] H04L41/5006Defining or negotiating SLA contracts, guarantees or penalties H04L41/5009Determining service level performance H04L41/5012determining service availability H04L41/5016based on statistics of service availability H04L41/5019Ensuring SLA H04L41/5022by giving priorities H04L41/5025by proactively reacting to service quality change H04L41/5029Service quality level based billing H04L41/5032Generating service level reports H04L41/5035Measuring contribution of individual network components to actual service level H04L41/5038Testing of service level quality H04L41/5041Service implementation H04L41/5045Making service definitions prior to deployment H04L41/5048Automatic or semi-automatic definitions H04L41/5051Service on demand H04L41/5054Automatic provisioning of the service triggered by the service manager H04L41/5058Service discovery by the service manager H04L41/5061Customer care H04L41/5064Customer relationship management H04L41/5067Customer-centric quality of service [QoS] measurement H04L41/507Filtering out customers affected by service problems H04L41/5074Handling of trouble tickets H04L41/5077wherein the managed service relates to simple transport services H04L41/508based on type of value added network service under agreement H04L41/5083wherein the managed service relates to web hosting H04L41/5087wherein the managed service relates to voice services H04L41/509wherein the managed service relates to media content delivery H04L41/5093wherein the managed service relates to messaging or chat services H04L41/5096wherein the managed service relates to distributed or central networked applications